While academia isn’t exactly the path we would have imagined John Galliano‘s career would take, it seems the designer is setting his sights on the classroom for his next big step.
Page Six reports that the former Christian Dior couturier is looking into a teaching position at a fashion school, potentially at New York’s Parsons School of Design or his alma mater, London’s Central Saint Martins. Galliano’s comeback has been a hot topic at New York Fashion Week ever since it was announced last month that he would be undertaking a short residency in the studio of Oscar de la Renta.
According to the paper’s source, Galliano intends to take on his own mentorship role soon:
“John is taking things slowly. He would like to do some teaching at a fashion school, more one on one with students rather than lecturing to a large group. He hopes to finalize a deal with a school soon. It may not even be in the US.”
As far as the many directions his career could take, this doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. It isn’t a glitzy return to the spotlight as creative director of a fashion house (with the many-zeroed paychecks that come along with it), and yet doesn’t mean that Galliano’s considerable talents are entirely squandered. Of course, whether the rumors will turn out remains to be seen, but, as always, we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears out for more news — especially at tomorrow’s Oscar de la Renta runway show!