John Galliano Biography
(British Fashion Designer and Creative Director of Fashion House ‘Maison Margiela’)
Birthday: November 28, 1960 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Gibraltar
John Charles Galliano is a 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. Born in Gibraltar, he moved to England with his family when quite young. Shy and withdrawn, he initially faced problems in fitting in with children in the new country though he eventually adjusted well. Having developed an early interest in the arts, he went on to study at Saint Martin's School of Art from where he received a degree in Fashion Design. Highly creative and talented, he got his first taste of success soon after his graduation and it was not long before he opened his own fashion line. However, he lacked the acumen and skill required to successfully manage his business and was soon bankrupt. Determined to rebuild his career, he moved to Paris in search of financial backing which he eventually found. His career reached new heights when he was appointed as the designer of Givenchy and then at Dior. His career suffered a huge setback due to his anti-semitic comments in 2011 though he eventually managed to bounce back.