‘Life Is About Forgiving’: John Galliano Overwhelmed After Oscar De La Renta Invites Him Back Into Fashion Industry

He’s dabbled in a few minor projects since being disgraced as anti-Semitic, such as designing Kate Moss’ wedding dress, but when John Galliano left the fashion industry back in 2010, we all had a feeling he’d be back soon.

The talented fashion designer has been invited by Oscar de la Renta into his New York design studio over the net three weeks, according to WWD.

“John and I have known each other for many years and I am a great admirer of his talent,” de la Renta told the publication.

“He has worked long and hard on his recovery and I am happy to give him the opportunity to reimburse himself in the world of fashion and reacclimate in an environment where he has been so creative,” they added.

Since Galliano made the infamous anti-Semitic remarks in a Paris cafe in 2010, the designer was promptly fired from his post as the creative director of Christian Dior.

He checked into rehab in Arizona and was soon brought to trial in France where he was sentenced to 6,000 euros in fines as well as other symbolic damages.

Stripped of his legion of honour, Galliano has lived a quiet life ever since, dabbling in a few projects including Kate Moss’ wedding gown to Jamie Hince in 2011, as well as being a rumoured designer amongst those shortlisted for Diego della Valle’s relaunch of Schiaparelli.

Oscar would like to give him a second chance, however. “Everyone in life deserves a second chance, especially someone as talented as John,” he says.

“I think that life is about forgiving and helping people.…I think John is doing all the right things.”

Galliano unveiled his appreciation to Oscar for the opportunity as well. “I am grateful to Oscar beyond words for inviting me to spend time with him in the familiar surroundings of a design studio,” he told the publication.

“His support and faith in me is humbling,” he added.