The John Galliano comeback machine seems to be steadily in motion, despite the fact that his Parsons teaching gig fell through. The disgraced designer reportedly has a Vanity Fair interview in the works, and now we’re hearing reports that he may be hitting the small screen for a TV interview.
According to WWD, talks are in the “early stages” for Galliano to sit down for an interview with PBS’s Charlie Rose. But Liz Rosenberg, Galliano’s publicist, denied the report. “There are no plans in place regarding TV appearances for John at this time,” she said.
Rose’s camp, however, left it a bit open-ended, saying that while an appearance with the designer wasn’t currently scheduled, that didn’t mean it wouldn’t happen in the future.
If this TV appearance happens, it seems like the ideal platform for Galliano. It would mean he’d avoid the Lance Armstrong teary mea culpa route. Choosing more “intellectual” media like Vanity Fair and Charlie Rose’s show lends a bit of gravitas and may cancel out some of the tabloidy-ness (see: the New York Post freaking out about him allegedly dressing like an Orthodox Jew) of the situation.
We’re looking forward to hearing/reading what Galliano has to say.