Anna Wintour dined at The Ritz after watching a bunch of couture shows in Paris on Monday, and it appears as though her dinner date was none other than John Galliano. Or someone who looked a lot like the designer.
The Cut spotted Albert Pang‘s Instagram pics, which show Wintour, some people we don’t know, and a dude with long hair and a mustache wearing a hat and dark suit with flowers on the lapel. Pang captioned the set of pictures: “Dinner at Ritz Paris, and look who we saw.”
But is it really Galliano? Pang tells The Cut that he’s “100% positive” it was the disgraced designer, writing in an e-mail:
“[He] arrived alone and took a seat outdoor[s] where I was, and ordered a drink (not sure what drink, [I] couldn’t see it [be]cause I was two tables away). The picture with a few people was someone from the table who knew Galliano, and they said hi. Then about 10 or 15 minutes later Anna Wintour came and she seemed very excited, with hurried steps to Galliano. If I remember correctly, they hugged. But I couldn’t hear a thing. Then they moved indoors for dinner.”
The photos are blurry, but the guy really does resemble Galliano. And if it is him, this would certainly be interesting! The designer was fired from Dior after making anti-Semitic remarks last year, but was spotted with Grace Coddington in April. And now he may or may not have met with Wintour — and on the day of the Dior couture show, no less.
Is Vogue planning to bring Galliano back to fashion? Is the fashion world ready to accept him? Take a look at the pics, and tell us what your thoughts below: