Should Dior Take Galliano Back?

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Little has been said in John Galliano’s favor since his falling from grace in that most unhappy, unpleasant and unforgettable drunk terrace talk. Fashion people and mortals alike blended in a general meh, frowning and looking away in disgust, leaving John Galliano all alone on the shrine of the fashion talent. For he is a truly talented designer, no doubt about that.

So what do we do? Look for profit and tranquility or give another shot to fashion? To talent? Rumors putting Marc Jacobs in charge of Christian Dior started to circulate. Fashion people keep their cool and don’t comment much. Too bad. Here’s some with an extra pair: Vogue Italy’s Franca Sozzani saying Galliano’s place is chez Dior. What do you think?

“Hire back John Galliano. Look, I understand their point of view. I understand they couldn’t just say, ‘Bad boy! We forgive you! Come back!’ But it’s really a pity. And I will never believe he believed what he said. I think he was drunk and alone in a bar. When people go crazy, they go crazy. It’s a human case, it’s not political or religious.”

Franca Sozzani vacationing


#1 ajginger on 09.14.11 at 9:53 am

I agree. John has been punished enough now. And who am I after all too judge and keep on doing so?

Rumor has it that Marc Jacobs demands a very high salary. That’s shocks me too in these hard times besides he’s not ideal for Dior at all.

#2 mdinah on 09.14.11 at 10:01 am

it is a strange situation. on one hand it seems nobody wants the position given several designers refused it(like it is the worst job in the fashion world.. really?) on the other its like there is no more talented people outside there???

#3 ajginger on 09.14.11 at 10:15 am

Of course there are a lot of talented people around. But do their name sell in times like this and do they really want it? I would rather earn less, be happy with what I am doing in a little shop than being the slave of Bernard Arnault and friends!!

Ha, what we don’t know is what John thinks. Who knows he feels free now? And can eventually find joy in a exclusive smaller business?

#4 Ellington on 09.14.11 at 11:43 am

They could hire him back but in a more behind the scene’s role, and then maybe front of house.

Or maybe he could just head up his own private label?

#5 kpriss on 09.14.11 at 12:37 pm

Maybe that’s why Marc is so demanding? Because he doesn’t really want the position…

I guess everyone sees JG going independent… Will he succeed on his own? Like Herve Leger?

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