"The new Galliano will be bigger and stronger" promises John Galliano in an interview with French magazine Le Point. There to interview the French psychiatrist Boris Cyrulnik- for the record, his parents died in the Nazi deportation- and the topics have been the treatment and the unfortunate event that happened in 2011. After nearly four years, the designer returns to talk about that day at the Parisian Café and anti-Semitic insults. L'Etoile, the Russian brand of cosmetics that hired him as creative director, is not mentioned in any way. His work now is therapy. What happened at the Parisian Café is defined by Galliano, "defense mechanism." "I was in a mixture of alcohol and drugs. I don't want to justify myself, I just want to explain what addiction does to people. I was no longer myself. I felt provoked and I said the most horrible things, terrible and intolerable things you could say" those anti-Semitic insults cost him the place to be creative director of Dior. A true professional suicide. "What I've done will never be forgotten, but I regret it" he says. Currently Galliano following a therapy three times a week with a specialist: "The last three years have been a face-to-face with my demons, medicines and alcohol. Had to get up." The designer looks visibly healthier than in 2011 and promises to return to the limelight, his creativity can not remain locked in a drawer.
Yours Cristina L