Once again, infamous designer John Galliano is in the news, this time for a more educational reason.
Galliano is slated to teach a three day master course at Parsons called "Show Me Emotion" for senior BFA candidates. The New School published the following statement on his hire:
"An invaluable part of a Parsons education is the opportunity to learn from the world's leading designers, from Donna Karan and Diane Von Furstenberg to Olivier Theyskens. The planned master class with John Galliano 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, and as part of this workshop, Parsons students will have the opportunity to engage in a frank conversation with Mr. Galliano about the challenges and complications of leading a design house in the 21st century."
Though it has been two years since his less than professional drunken Anti-Semetic breakdown, is it still too soon to let Galliano back into the world of fashion? Oscar de la Renta certainly thinks not. The iconic designer invited Galliano for a temporary residency at his studio earlier in the year.
What is your opinion on the matter? Was losing his Dior contract and his own line enough of a punishment? Are we letting John Galliano back into fashion's good graces too soon, or has it been enough time for the dust to settle?