John Galliano's steadily been trying to piece his career back together after being fired with disgrace from the helm of Christian Dior. The designer has definitely been working, recently filling a residency in Oscar de la Renta's studio, assisting him on his Fall 2013 collection, which sparked rumors that Galliano was being groomed to take over the house in the designer's stead. Since that fell through, the hunt has been on for a new gig, and according to WWD, the search has finally ended.
Russian perfumery L'Etoile announced today via its website, "John is back!" speaking of Mr. Galliano. The designer's reportedly been tapped as the brand's new creative director and will specifically play a part in building up its private-label cosmetics line. Galliano is to start May 22, although further details have yet to come to light.
Watch this space for more updates on John's new gig!
Update: John Galliano's publicist Liz Rosenberg confirms that the designer did join the L'Etoile staff, and has been consulting with the label on the low for the past few months. More details are expected to leak in the next few days.