Seemingly shunned by the fashion community, John Galliano was back on everyone's radar in 2013. The most surprising news came in January, when it was announced that Galliano would be doing a three-week apprenticeship in Oscar de la Renta's NYC studio, as well as assisting with the designer's Fall/Winter 2013 collection (the pieces, including bucket hats and dark capes, certainly resonated with Galliano's aesthetic). Following Galliano's collaboration with de la Renta, there was speculation that he would be named the 81-year-old designer's successor. Galliano's future with the company, however, remains uncertain.
This past year, Galliano also began addressing his public issues, giving his first print and television interviews since his anti-semetic and racist rant in October 2010 that cost him his Dior gig. In June, Galliano sat down with talk show host Charlie Rose—and a month later he opened up to Vanity Fair—with whom he discussed his childhood taunting and substance abuse issues, both of which he claims contribute to the extreme anger he experiences today. To round out his comeback, Galliano was tapped as a guest fashion editor for British Vogue and was selected to design costumes for Steven Fry's upcoming stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.