John Galliano opens up in his first television interview since 2011, on French news program Le Supplément. The former Dior creative director spoke about some projects he has worked on that kept him in the fashion rhythm. Including mentoring four students at Central Saint Martins and venturing “back into creativity” with his role as creative director for Russian perfumery chain L’Etoile.
“Step by step,” he responded when asked if he planned to return to fashion design, adding: “I mean, I had it all, and I wasn’t happy. Today, I’m happy.”
Galliano also spoke about his partner, Alexis Roche, WWD reports, which has been a great support over the past few years. “Although I have lost a lot, I have gained so much,” he said. “I mean, I’m alive today. I’ve been able to work on myself, and, eventually, when I do come back into the industry, I know the industry won’t have changed, but my perspective on it has changed.”
Galliano must have gained some confidence back after the Costume Institute selected an image of his work from his time at Dior to reveal at the Metropolitan Museum’s new show, Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film and Fashion.