April 22, 2013
John Galliano's comeback tour continues with the news that he'll be an instructor at Parsons The New School for Design (an art and design college in New York City). He will teach a 4-day master class called "Show me Emotion," which is described as an opportunity to bring "global design heroes to the Parsons community for an immersive studio experience of a lifetime."
Some might have a hard time with the fact that the word hero is being used to describe John Galliano, who virtually disappeared from the fashion scene a few years ago when his anti-semitic at a Paris restaurant was exposed on a YouTube video. More recently, Galliano, former designer at Dior, was given a second chance by Oscar de la Renta. As you may recall, de la Renta hosted Galliano in his design studio for a temporary stint back in January, right before New York Fashion Week. It was described recently as an "unpaid internship."
There had been rumors that Galliano would resurface at Parsons but Lucky confirmed the news yesterday, after getting wind of an email that went out to students.
There is no doubt that Galliano is an accomplished and talented designer but does he have a place in the classroom, teaching students? As I've said before, the fashion biz loves a good comeback story so I'm not surprised that Parsons would go this route with Galliano.
Would you take this class with Galliano and support his comeback? Discuss!
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