It has been confirmed, one of the most celebrated but controversial figures in fashion today; John Galliano has been named the new Creative Director of Maison Martin Margiela. This comes after much speculation and rumours that began last week that Galliano was headed to the Paris-based house.
Renzon Rosso, the president of the OTB group, which owns Margiela, said in a press release the French fashion house is “ready for a new charismatic creative soul.”
“John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time – a unique, exceptional couturier for a maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion. I look forward to his return to create that fashion dream that only he can create, and wish him to here find his new home.”
Galliano, 53, has been relatively quiet and has sat on fashion’s sidelines since being ousted from Christian Dior and his signature fashion house in 2011. It is understood he will take over the design leadership of all Margiela lines, including couture and the women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections.
He is expected to show his first designs for the house in January during Paris Couture Week, with the collection being the first under Galliano’s creative control since his departure from Dior.
Are you looking forward to seeing what he has in store?