JOHN GALLIANO – Rumours are confirmed that John Galliano will be creating the stage costumes for Stephen Fry’s new stage adaptation.
John Galliano still hasn’t quite cleared his name, but Stephen Fry is given him every chance. The actors in Wilde’s famous comedy ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ will be dressed by Galliano. Rumours of the union first surfaced in July when Roland Mouret and Sarah Burton were also thought to be in the running, but Galliano is now said to be working on the costumes ahead of the play’s opening next year. Fry will direct the production as well as playing the role of Lady Bracknell in the play, which is being produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers – producers of Calendar Girls and The Full Monty.
Galliano is not unfamiliar with dressing the character of Lady Bracknell. In 1982 he was allowed to make all the costumes for Judi Dench, who played Lady Bracknell at the National Theatre.
Role at Oscar de la Renta?
According to WWD, Galliano is also still in dialogue with Oscar de la Renta, in order to get a permanent role at the fashion brand. The former designer of Christian Dior keeps working on his comeback and is determined to give his career a new boost.