John Galliano to Give his First Post-Scandal Interview to Vanity Fair

We've heard from just about everyone in the industry--from Oscar de la Renta, to Natalie Portman--on the subject of John Galliano's anti-semitic rant, and now, possible comeback. Well, everyone, except the man himself. But now the wait is over: We're finally going to get Galliano's side of the story--straight from the source.
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We've heard from just about everyone in the industry--from Oscar de la Renta, to Natalie Portman--on the subject of John Galliano's anti-semitic rant, and now, possible comeback. Well, everyone, except the man himself. But now the wait is over: We're finally going to get Galliano's side of the story--straight from the source.
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We've heard from just about everyone in the industry--from Oscar de la Renta, to Natalie Portman--on the subject of John Galliano's anti-semitic rant, and now, possible comeback. Well, everyone, except the man himself. But now the wait is over: We're finally going to get Galliano's side of the story--straight from the source. The designer has agreed to do his first interview since the scandal broke in 2011, WWD is reporting.

Obviously, media have been after Galliano for two years trying to get an interview--but it's Vanity Fair who finally made it happen for their July 2013 issue.

WWD speculates that one of the reasons VF scored Galliano is because Ingrid Sischy, who is coeditor of the Italian, German and Spanish editions of the magazine, will be conducting the interview--meaning the feature could get a lot of international play. As for the subject of the interview, John Galliano's publicist, the amazing and frank Liz Rosenberg, said, "I have no idea because I haven’t seen the article. I don’t know if there’s a slant." (Vanity Fair and Sischy declined to comment).

That being said, we can probably assume it'll be a mostly redemptive piece--another step up in Galliano's comeback ladder. It will also offer the designer another forum to discuss his personal struggles--in a much more controlled way--now that that Parsons master class is cancelled.

Needless to say, we'll be picking up Vanity Fair's July issue.