John Galliano to Discuss the 'Challenges and Complications of Leading a Design House'

Imagine that John Galliano, one of the most controversial figures in the fashion industry, is your teacher. Yesterday, we learned that this will be a possibility for seniors in Parsons's BFA fashion program. Now imagine that you could ask him, well, almost anything: What it was like to work at Dior, his departure from Dior, his struggles with addiction, his slow and public comeback into fashion. This will be a reality for those students selected to take Galliano's master class at Parsons.
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Imagine that John Galliano, one of the most controversial figures in the fashion industry, is your teacher. Yesterday, we learned that this will be a possibility for seniors in Parsons's BFA fashion program. Now imagine that you could ask him, well, almost anything: What it was like to work at Dior, his departure from Dior, his struggles with addiction, his slow and public comeback into fashion. This will be a reality for those students selected to take Galliano's master class at Parsons.
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Imagine that John Galliano, one of the most controversial figures in the fashion industry, is your teacher. Yesterday, we learned that this will be a possibility for seniors in Parsons's BFA fashion program.

Now imagine that you could ask him, well, almost anything: What it was like to work at Dior, his departure from Dior, his struggles with addiction, his slow and public comeback into fashion.

This will be a reality for those students selected to take Galliano's master class at Parsons.

According to a statement we just received from 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."

Parsons also believes that Galliano has "demonstrated a serious intent to make amends for his past actions."

Here is the full release from Parsons regarding John Galliano's course:

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.

If you could ask Galliano anything--what would you ask?