John Galliano x Oscar de la Renta: Round Two?
After a temporary stint at Oscar de la Renta back in January (and a subsequent whirlwind press tour) John Galliano is reportedly in talks with the house about returning on a more permanent basis, reports WWD [http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/designer-luxury/oscar-galliano-explore-role-at-house-7081533?module=hp-topstories]. Alex Bolen, CEO of Oscar de la Renta Inc., offered, “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. To date, we have not found that way.” Galliano’s representative declined to comment. Back in January, de la Renta—now age 81—vehemently denied that he was retiring and grooming Galliano as a successor. But earlier this year he did tell the paper, “We all loved having John here in the studio, and would like to find a way of having him here more often.” Could there be another Galliano-infused ready-to-wear collection in de la Renta’s future?