Things are really looking good for John Galliano at the house of Margiela. The once-disgraced Dior designer seems to be doing well with his new job and it sounds like his boss, Renzo Rosso, is quite pleased.
Rosso admitted he had Galliano in mind for Margiela when the designer was fired from Dior in 2011 and that since his debut at the house, sales are up 20 percent, even though only a few of the designer’s wares are available in stores. If that’s not a testament to Galliano’s talent and ability to excite customers, we don’t know what is.
“John is a real pro, I am so happy to have him,” Rosso said to Reuters. “He is not a designer but a couturier and has great pyramidal thinking — turning couture concepts into ready-to-wear clothing and accessories.” Under Galliano, the house of Margiela is also enjoying quite a red carpet run — Amal Clooney wore a custom piece from the label to the Japan premiere of Tomorrowland and has hired Galliano’s beau Alexis Roche as her stylist.