In the interview, Galliano discusses everything from the suicide of Lee McQueen, which he said he "understood," to his own struggles with addiction and substance abuse. He also apologized for the anti-Semitic remarks he made in March 2011 that led to his dismissal from Dior, and to his eventual stint in rehab, but maintains that he's grateful for the way these events have unfolded.
"I have been able to spend some time on myself and understand these emotions that I couldn't express," he said. "This was all bottled up, really, and later on in life, in that state that I found myself in, it came up. I was emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally bankrupt. I didn't know it, but I had a very big breakdown."
The revealing interview joins a profile of the designer in next month's issue of Vanity Fair. A look at the interview, here in the gallery.