John Galliano to Lead Maison Martin Margiela
Kanye West has already taken to Twitter to show his excitement about the French fashion house's new creative director
Back in June, John Galliano told French newsmagazine Le Point that the "new Galliano will be bigger and stronger." Now, his time has possibly come. The fashion designer has been named the creative director of Maison Martin Margiela, reports WWD.
"Margiela is ready for a new charismatic creative soul," said Renzo Rosso, president of Only The Brave (OTB), which owns Margiela, in a statement. "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 is expected to take over Margiela's couture line, as well as the women's and men's ready-to-wear collections. His first collection is set to debut in January during Paris Couture Week, according to the fashion trade magazine.
Ever since he was ousted as Dior's creative director after making anti-Semitic remarks in a Parisian cafe in 2011, Galliano's comeback to the fashion world has been been one to watch. He returned to the industry for a hot second in January, working at Oscar de la Renta's studio for three weeks before transitioning to the beauty world, taking on the creative director role at Russian perfumery L'Etoile. He also got involved with stage costumes, designing pieces for Stephen Fry's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.
While the fashion world excitedly waits to see what Galliano has to offer back on the runway, his biggest fan might just be Kanye West, who made an announcement of Galliano's return on Twitter on Monday morning.
JOHN GALLIANO is the new creative director of MARGIELA, I heard this rumor when I was in Paris and just received confirmation this morning!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) October 6, 2014
It is very exciting to see what powerful creatives do at different houses...— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) October 6, 2014
Hedi at Saint Laurent, Nicolas at Vuitton and now John at Margiela.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) October 6, 2014