Could John Galliano Really Make a Comeback?

Despite the fact that John Galliano was found guilty of making anti-Semitic slurs, many people within the fashion industry are saying the couturier will make a comeback. The latest person to voice their support for the designer is actress Eva Green, who told Vogue UK, "He will make a comeback, I just know it." This comes after a string of big-name industry players have come out to show their support. When asked whether or not Galliano could come back to fashion, Dior's current head designer (and long-time Galliano collaborator) Bill Gaytten told the Financial Times, "We’ll see. It’s not over until it’s over. I can’t say any more than that right now.” As for Vogue Italy's always-provocative Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani, she bluntly told The Daily Beast that Dior should, “Hire John Galliano back."
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Despite the fact that John Galliano was found guilty of making anti-Semitic slurs, many people within the fashion industry are saying the couturier will make a comeback. The latest person to voice their support for the designer is actress Eva Green, who told Vogue UK, "He will make a comeback, I just know it." This comes after a string of big-name industry players have come out to show their support. When asked whether or not Galliano could come back to fashion, Dior's current head designer (and long-time Galliano collaborator) Bill Gaytten told the Financial Times, "We’ll see. It’s not over until it’s over. I can’t say any more than that right now.” As for Vogue Italy's always-provocative Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani, she bluntly told The Daily Beast that Dior should, “Hire John Galliano back."
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Despite the fact that John Galliano was found guilty of making anti-Semitic slurs, many people within the fashion industry are saying the couturier will make a comeback.

The latest person to voice their support for the designer is actress Eva Green, who told Vogue UK, "He will make a comeback, I just know it." This comes after a string of big-name industry players have come out to show their support. When asked whether or not Galliano could come back to fashion, Dior's current head designer (and long-time Galliano collaborator) Bill Gaytten told the Financial Times, "We’ll see. It’s not over until it’s over. I can’t say any more than that right now.” As for Vogue Italy's always-provocative Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani, she bluntly told The Daily Beast that Dior should, “Hire John Galliano back."

Other fashion A-listers have shown their support, albeit in subtler ways: Kate Moss hired the couturier to design her wedding gown, and the resulting Vogue spread seemed to portray the designer in a rather positive light--Galliano apparently even received a standing ovation at the wedding.

This isn't the first time that fashion has forgiven some of its fallen stars. Remember that whole Kate Moss cocaine scandal? Or what about Naomi Campbell's propensity for wearing blood diamonds and her multiple legal issues because of that *alleged* temper? It seems the fashion industry is willing to look the other way when there's big talent involved. Although, we're going to go out on a limb here and say that indulging in a couple of illicit substances isn't quite the same as spewing a racist, hate-filled rant.

Still, we're beginning to wonder whether Dior's dilly-dallying over picking a new creative director, and the industry's growing acceptance, might mean that a comeback--somewhere--is indeed in the cards for Galliano. What do you think?