Facts of John Galliano
|Full Name:||John Galliano|
|Age:||59 years 7 months|
|Birth Date:||November 28, 1960|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo, Aquarius|
|Father's Name:||Juan Galliano|
|Mother's Name:||Anita Galliano|
|Marital Status:||In Relation|
|Siblings:||Two ( Immacula Galliano, Rosemary Galliano)|
|Education:||Saint Martin's School of Art|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)|
|Net Worth:||$32 million|
|Award:||British Fashion Designer of the Year|
|Ethnicity:||mixed (Gibraltarian- Spanish- Italian)|
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
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John Galliano is a famous British fashion designer who is currently the creative director of Paris-based fashion house Maison Margiela.
A much-renowned name in the world of fashion, he has been the head designer of French fashion companies Givenchy and Christian Dior at different points in his career.
- 1 What is John Galliano famous for?
- 2 How old is John Galliano? Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
- 3 Education History
- 4 All about his career
- 5 John Galliano’s Dior Career
- 6 Net Worth and Salary
- 7 Awards and Nomination
- 8 Is John Galliano married? Relationship
- 9 How tall is John Galliano? Weight, Hair color
- 10 Social Media Appearance
- 11 Did You Know?
What is John Galliano famous for?
- As a British fashion designer.
- John has also been named British Designer of the Year four times.
How old is John Galliano? Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
John Galliano was born John Charles Galliano on November 28, 1960, in Gibraltar. Currently, his age is 59 years old. His father is Juan Galliano, who worked as a plumber and mother, Anita Galliano.
Whereas, his family moved to England when John was six years old. His mother, a flamenco teacher, always dressed him in his best clothes even for running small errands.
He has two siblings, Immacula Galliano, Rosemary Galliano. John holds British-Gibraltarian nationality and mixed (Gibraltarian- Spanish- Italian) ethnicity.
He attended St. Anthony’s School and Wilson’s Grammar School in London following which he entered Saint Martin’s School of Art in 1980. He graduated in 1984 with a first-class honors degree in Fashion Design.
All about his career
He set up a studio in a warehouse in London’s East End and started his fashion line in collaboration with Amanda Harlech, at that time stylist with Harpers and Queen, and Stephen Jones, a milliner. John Galliano, however, lacked business acumen and this, combined with his extravagant lifestyle and excessive love for nightlife led him to bankruptcy.
Then, he moved to Paris in search of financial backing to resurrect his failing career. He went on to make his Paris catwalk debut in 1991 and was once again named the British Fashion Council Designer of the Year in 1994.
During this period he was also able to establish connections with some prominent personalities such as American ‘Vogue’ editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley, then European Correspondent at ‘Vanity Fair’. With their help, he met Portuguese socialite and fashion patron Sao Schlumberger who helped him gain financial backing.
Soon he was able to successfully re-establish himself as a prominent fashion designer and attracted the attention of Bernard Arnault, owner of luxury goods conglomerate Louis Vuitton Möet Hennessy (LVMH). Arnault appointed Galliano as the designer of Givenchy in 1995, making him the first British designer to head a French haute couture house.
On the 21st of January in 1996, Galliano presented his first couture show at the helm of Givenchy at the Stade de France. In early 2013, Galliano accepted an invitation from Oscar de la Renta, brokered by Anna Wintour, for a temporary residency at de la Renta’s design studio to help prepare and for a showing of his Fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection during February New York Fashion Week. Currently, Galliano also shares his Paris home with his long-term partner Alexis Roche, a style consultant.
John Galliano’s Dior Career
LVMH moved Galliano to Christian Dior in October 1996, replacing Italian designer Gianfranco Ferré. At Dior, he was much appreciated for his Haute Couture and ready-to-wear collections.
His career soared over the ensuing years and he became one of the most sought after names in the international fashion industry.
Brash and outspoken, he landed himself in trouble in 2011 when he allegedly made racist insults in a Paris café. Galliano exhibited his first couture collection for Margiela during London Collections: Men, in January 2015.
Net Worth and Salary
He has an estimated net worth of around $32 million. As a fashion designer, he has an average salary of $60,865.
Awards and Nomination
John was named the British Designer of the Year four times: 1987, 1994, 1995, and 1997. Likewise, in 1997, he shared the award with Alexander McQueen. In the year 2009, he was awarded the French Legion of Honour.
Is John Galliano married? Relationship
He was in a relationship with fashion designer John Flett who he called his “soulmate”. Flett died in 1991. Currently, John Galliano is in a relationship with style consultant Alexis Roche with whom he shares a home.
How tall is John Galliano? Weight, Hair color
He has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs is unknown. He has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Social Media Appearance
He has around 760K followers with 127 posts on Instagram.
Did You Know?
- His first collection was inspired by the French Revolution and entitled Les Incroyables.
- On 25th of February 2011, Dior announced they had suspended Galliano following his arrest over an alleged anti-Jewish tirade in a Paris bar
- He is vegetarian for health reasons, telling French Elle that “The energy that I get from having fewer toxins in my body is extraordinary”.