After being ousted from Dior and his namesake label in 2011, John Galliano seemingly disappeared from the fashion world. That is, until he showed up in Manhattan for New York Fashion Week, and more importantly joined Oscar de la Renta in his studio leading up to the designer's fall runway show. The fashion industry was buzzing about Galliano’s reappearance and speculated if it might mean we would someday see his wonderfully over-the-top collections on the runway. In true Galliano fashion, though, drama ensued, and we haven’t heard much from the designer since. Until now.
Galliano will once again come to Manhattan, but this time it’s to teach at Parsons The New School for Design. Senior BFA students recently received an email confirming that Galliano will be teaching a masterclass series called “SHOW ME EMOTION!” The three-day workshop is "seeks to engage its participants by provoking the power of emotion in context of fashion practice and exploration of intuitive, perceptive manners of investigational making." Maybe the most interesting aspect, though, is the fact that Galliano will address the "challenges and complications" of leading a design house. More to come, we are sure!
Jennifer Williams is a law student, who writes about fashion, the legal avenues available for protecting it, and the ways in which the laws are falling short. Jennifer writes for legal reporting blog, Legal As She Is Spoke. For more from Jennifer, visit her blog, StartFashionPause, or follow her on Twitter.