Skip Nav
Street Style
Why Your Jeans May be the Most Important Part of Your Outfit
British Celebrities
Loved Mia Goth's Wedding Ensemble? There's More Where That Came From
Celebrity Street Style
Zeroing on Olivia Palermo's Latest Outfit Will Give You Styling Hacks to Last All Season
Girls Are Getting Their Hands on Yeezy Boots — Without Paying a Penny

John Galliano Breaks His Silence

John Galliano Breaks His Silence — and Here's What He Had to Say

In his first interview since his 2011 dismissal from Dior — which also happens to be his first-ever sober interview, too — John Galliano spoke with Vanity Fair about the addiction that consumed him, the anti-Semitic remarks he made in a Paris cafe, and the road to recovery in the two years since his firing. The exclusive interview, which also pulls from a range of sources, including Galliano's friends Kate Moss and Oscar de la Renta, as well as members of the Jewish community, will be available in full in the July 2013 issue, but until then, a few highlights below.

On his anti-Semitic outburst: "It's the worst thing I have said in my life, but I didn't mean it. . . . I have been trying to find out why that anger was directed at this race. I now realize I was so f*cking angry and so discontent with myself that I just said the most spiteful thing I could."

On his excessive drinking and drug use: "I was going to end up in a mental asylum or six feet under."

On his first phone call in rehab: [Galliano called Bill Gaytten, who stepped in as creative director of the John Galliano label.] "Bill said, 'Do you realize what you've f*cking done?' and I said 'Kind of.' But I still didn't. I couldn't say yes. I just couldn't. And those were the last words we shared. That's someone I've known for 30 years. Even now I'm still learning every day how many people I hurt."

On the last two years: "It sounds a bit bizarre, but I am so grateful for what did happen. I have learned so much about myself. I have rediscovered that little boy who had the hunger to create, which I think I had lost. I am alive."

Image Source: WireImage
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
You'll Never Guess What Amal Clooney and Kendall Jenner Have in Common
John Galliano Fall 2014 Runway Show | Paris Fashion Week
Gaga Goes Galliano?
Oscar de la Renta Hasn't Hired John Galliano Yet, but He's Trying to
Georgia Louise Facial Shellie Goldstein Acupuncture Center
Heidi Klum Talks Fashion and Beauty
John Galliano to Teach at Parsons The New School
John Galliano Found Guilty of Racism and Anti-Semitism
John Galliano Replaced by Bill Gaytten
Galliano Resort 2012 Collection

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds