Now that time finally cooled down the controversy, the fashion world is ready to consider giving Galliano a second chance. In order to achieve that and make a credible redemption, the tastemakers, trendsetters and marketdoers concocted a special comeback recipe for our talented Mr. Galliano: he is, now, a recovered addict. Yay! blame it on the blue pill… Or the red pill… Whichever, it was the pill that stranded Mr. Galliano and not his straight head talented persona.
He’s taking it slowly, one interview at the time, one respectable but highly significant pictorial at the time (like this wonderful pose below, in front of Annie Leibovitz‘ cameras for an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair’s Ingrid Sischy). Every step brings him closer to a successful comeback as long as he’s keeping his eyes down on his toes and his strategy straight.
He is not to mess up again as the world loves a good comeback, not a lame relapse. Remember the position he occupied for just few months under Oscar de la Renta’s protection? it was unclear at the time but it all makes sense now: his second interviewer, the eminent journalist Charlie Rose, is really close to OdlR, thus making a profiling imminent.
I’m aware that my above rant sounds like a conspiracy theory, but I can’t allow myself the naivety of thinking that it’s all just a game of randomness. And as cynical as the theory may appear, its source is a genuine feeling of relief and appreciation as Galliano did, unquestionably, deserved a second chance! please, don’t waste it, John! we really miss you!