Designer John Galliano to teach master class at Parsons
Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano is continuing his public image rehabilitation with an upcoming stint teaching a master class at one of New York’s leading design schools.
Galliano, who was fired by Dior in 2011 after he was caught on camera making anti-Semitic remarks in a Paris café, will teach a course titled “Show Me Emotion” at Parsons The New School For Design, the school said Monday.
Parsons said the class “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,” the school added.
Earlier this year, the 52-year-old British designer, widely thought of as one of the most talented and creative names in fashion, spent several weeks working at Oscar de la Renta’s studio in New York. He helped prepare for de la Renta’s New York Fashion Week show in February.
A French court handed out an $8,000 suspended fine to Galliano in 2011 after he was found guilty of anti-Semitic behavior.