John Galliano Says His Return Will Be 'Bigger and Stronger'

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"I'm learning to change perspective, to assume my responsibilities," says the disgraced designer in an interview with French publication Le Point.

Following John Galliano's appointment as the creative director of Russian fragrance L'Etoile last month, the disgraced designer is opening up once more about his past and the road to recovery.

In an interview with French weekly newsmagazine Le Point, Galliano tells neuropsychiatrist Boris Cyrulnik that he's "learning to change perspective, to assume my responsibilities," as he moves forward from his drug addictions. Galliano adds: "What I did will not fade away, but I regret it."

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The former Dior creative director also explains why he made his anti-Semitic remarks in a Parisian cafe in 2011. "What happened was a defense mechanism," he says.

Given his new role at L'Etoile, Galliano believes working will be his form of meditation and is ready to start designing for the theater and in haute couture once again.

"I have not done my best collection," he says. "The new Galliano will be bigger and stronger."