Fashion designer John Galliano, whose reputation has been blemished after the anti-Semitic remarks two years ago, is reportedly hoping to become a mentor in one of the world’s leading fashion colleges.
According to the New York Post the designer who was fired from Dior is looking to teach fashion to wannabe designers on one on one basis.
"John is taking things slowly. He would like to do some teaching at a fashion school, more one on one with students rather than lecturing to a large group," the paper quotes its unnamed source as saying. "He hopes to finalize a deal with a school soon. It may not even be in the US."
The fashion designer graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design is said to may be willing to go teach there. However the New York Post also names New York's Parsons New School for Design among the possible options.
Galliano’s post at Dior was given to Raf Simons after the designer was dismissed in March 2011 for his anti-Semitic remarks in a Parisian café. The designer faced legal action and was ordered by a French court to pay a €6,000 fine after being found guilty of "public insults based on the origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity".
After several years of rehab for alcoholism the 52-year-old designer has returned to the fashion industry, having been signed by Oscar de la Renta's New York studio.
He has reportedly already done some work on the collection which is due to be presented at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday evening. Rumors suggest the designer may appear to take a bow alongside Oscar de la Renta at the end of the catwalk show.
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