Galliano has had a two-year hiatus after being dismissed from Dior but returned to fashion when de la Renta announced his three-week residency at his New York design studio. And while Galliano is not officially a part of de la Renta’s, they have been interested in bringing more of Galliano’s input to the brand.
“As we have said before, we are deeply impressed with John’s talent and would love to find a way to work with him in the future,” CEO Alex Bolen said. “To date, we have not found that way.”
As told in an interview with Fern Mallis, de la Renta has also been forgiving about Galliano’s 2011 rant which further reaffirms the designer’s willingness to collaborate with him.
“I strongly feel, regardless of what he did, that everyone in life does deserve a second chance, and I am happy that I was able to give John a second chance. It would be a shame if the industry was deprived of such a talent.”