John Galliano To Lead Maison Martin Margiela


It is official. John Galliano will take on Maison Martin Margiela as the brand’s new Creative Director.

The appointment will begin a new chapter for the Parisian label as the house has been without a creative director since its namesake founder left in 2009.

“Margiela is ready for a new charismatic creative soul,” said Renzo Rosso, president of OTB, the group that owns Margiela. “John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time — a unique, exceptional couturier for a maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion. I look forward to his return to create that fashion dream that only he can create, and wish him to here find his new home.” 

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The engagement marks the end of Galliano’s three-year hiatus and recommencement of his signature style influence. Set to oversee all of Margiela’s lines, including couture and men’s ready-to-wear, Galliano will make his first debut at the Paris Couture Week in January next year.