>> Not a day after the Financial Times's Vanessa Friedman predicted a return by John Galliano to the fashion industry — "People love a redemption story," she noted — Cathy Horyn reports that LVMH is considering re-hiring the designer:
"On Thursday, I ran into a number of executives who work with LVMH, and they would speak only on the condition of anonymity because of their close dealings. One individual said there had been casual discussions among LVMH executives about the feasibility of Mr. Galliano returning to his own label. Would the media and the public accept his return? This individual said he thought so. Another executive with whom I spoke had the same view. He cited the appeal of Mr. Galliano’s ultrafeminine fashion and added that in recent years the designer had lost touch with that sensibility (and indeed reality). 'It became a kind of Lady Gaga show, and he’s more talented than this,' the executive said."
Horyn, too, wants to see "what in time will be the rehabilitation of Mr. Galliano’s career. I hope he continues to get treatment. He should have a second chance."