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John Galliano Lands A Teaching Job At A New York Fashion School

posted Apr 22, 2013, 2:26 PM by Mpelembe   [ updated Apr 22, 2013, 2:27 PM ]

Controversial fashion designer John Galliano will teach a master class at Parsons the New School for Design in New York.

PARISFRANCE  (REUTERS) - Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano is continuing his return to the industry by teaching a master class at Parsons The New School For Design in New York.

The British designer, who was fired by Dior in 2011 after he was caught on camera making anti-Semitic remarks in a Paris cafe, will teach a course titled "Show Me Emotion".

In a statement Parsons described the class as a "dynamic and intimate opportunity for our students to learn from an immensely talented designer."

French court handed out a 6,000-euro ($8,000) suspended fine to Galliano in 2011 after he was found guilty of anti-Semitic behavior. Galliano said an addiction to drugs and drink had left him out of control.

Parsons' believes Galliano "has demonstrated a serious intent to make amends for his past actions, and as part of this workshop, Parsons students will have the opportunity to engage in a frank conversation with Mr. Galliano about the challenges and complications of leading a design house in the 21st century."

Earlier this year the 52-year-old designer took up a temporary residency at Oscar de la Renta's studio in New York.