John Galliano is Replaced: Bill Gaytten is the New Creative Director for the House of Galliano

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It has been announced that Bill Gaytten has been made creative director of John Gallliano’s label. The fairly unknown British designer Bill Gaytten has been working with John Galliano for over 23 years, however after John Galliano was fired by Dior for his anti-semitic remarks to a couple a few months ago, the label made plans to replace him.

Gaytten had been leading the design team at Galliano and oversaw the men’s collection on Friday, however his position was made clear when he took the bow as the show when it drew to the end. At the same time John Galliano was in court facing charges of anti-Semitism and racism charges, which must have been a double blow to Galliano as his replacement had been found.

So as Gaytten stepped out onto the runway, it has been rumoured that many of the fashion editors and press knew very little about him. So just to give you a little insight the 51 year-old designer studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College in London, before landing a job with Galliano at both his eponymous label and at Dior.

John Gaytten told Vogue, “It’s the same job for me; I’ve been doing it for a long time,” said Bill. “[ The menswear show] was a bit different because John wasn’t there. I’m dying to know what he thinks!”

So how did Gaytten’s intervention in the Galliano’s men’s collection fair up to his predecessor’s designs. Although the designer hasn’t made a name for himself, it certainly looks like he might upstage Galliano especially as the collection comprised of my wearable pieces. The sow opened with military jackets and pilgrim hats as well as suits which were more business friendly.

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