John Galliano to teach at Parsons
Disgraced former Christian Dior designer John Galliano has been creeping back into the public eye. During New York Fashion Week, he collaborated on a few gowns for the Oscar de la Renta show — but never appeared from behind the safety of backstage. In a braver move, the designer is confirmed to be teaching a senior BFA class at Parsons The New School for Design. The three-day master class, entitled Show me Emotion, will be offered to select students who have to go through a strict submissions process.
Parsons The New School of Design had the following to say:
An invaluable part of a Parsons education is the opportunity to learn from the world’s leading designers, from Donna Karan and Diane Von Furstenberg to Olivier Theyskens. The planned master class with John Galliano will be a dynamic and intimate opportunity for our students to learn from an immensely talented designer. We believe that over the past two years Galliano has demonstrated a serious intent to make amends for his past actions, and as part of this workshop, Parsons students will have the opportunity to engage in a frank conversation with Mr. Galliano about the challenges and complications of leading a design house in the 21st century.