Earlier this month, Vanity Fair scored the first interview John Galliano since he was fired from Dior in 2011 after going on an anti-Semitic rant.
Now, it’s time to get ready for his second post-scandal interview, which, from the sounds of it, will be even better. Because it’ll be on camera. With Charlie Rose.
WWD is reporting that Galliano is booked for the full duration of the talk show, confirming the rumors we reported on last month. The designer will be taping the segment on Wednesday. The exact show length and air date will be determined after.
Oscar de la Renta, who is shaping up to be Galliano’s own personal savior, apparently made the whole thing happen. (Seriously, if you ever get involved in a scandal, make sure de la Renta is on your side).
“Charlie Rose has a very close relationship with Oscar,” said Galliano’s publicist Liz Rosenberg. “Oscar had been talking to John about the possibility of doing an interview with Charlie.”
Galliano answered some tough questions for Vanity Fair–and no doubt Rose won’t be going easy on him either. It’ll be interesting to see how the designer will handle those same sort of queries–about drug addiction, anti-Semitism, and getting fired–on camera. Now, the question is: Will Galliano work his new grunge look or perhaps return to his pre-scandal pirate look? One thing’s for sure, he’s going to stay away from anything remotely Hasidic-looking.