Disgraced designer John Galliano—who was fired from his long-held post at Dior in 2011 after he was caught on camera slurring anti-Semitisms in a Paris cafe—has been hired to teach a workshop at Parsons The New School For Design in New York. His course is titled “SHOW ME EMOTION!” and it will seek to, “engage its participants by provoking the power of emotion in context of fashion practice and exploration of intuitive, perceptive manners of investigational making.”
1. Investigational making—what a great turn of phrase.
2. Can one of the lucky few senior fashion students accepted to the course please live tweet it? Thx.
3. This teaching position is being reported as Galliano’s first public step toward re-legitimization, which is probably true. Anti-Semitism comes, it goes—uh, no. But we do, if not forgive and forget, get bored of old news like Galliano’s candid camera moment. Galliano’s drunken political incorrectness should not keep him from making clothes; he was one of the most emotive of designers, wasn’t he? But wouldn’t it be nice if we saw a little exploration of the investigational making of Galliano’s POV before welcoming him back? Like, seriously, what happened there?