John Galliano

John Charles Galliano was born in 1960 in Gibraltar, into a family of strict Catholics. In 1966, his family emigrated to England and settled down in southeast London. Here Galliano attended Wilson’s School – a prestigious boys’ academy – and then began his fashion design studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He graduated with honors and began designing perfumes, and his very first creation, Les Incroyables (inspired by the French Revolution), was so immensely popular that it was purchased by the Browns boutique.

Galliano soon founded his own brand, and around 1988, his investors recommended that he move his operations to Paris – but he ignored them. A bold move, but incorrect; in the end he narrowly avoided bankruptcy, and he moved to Paris in 1990, having decided to leave the beaten path of his London life.

With the help of Amy Wintour and several other investors, Galliano was now back in the saddle. In 1995 he joined Givenchy as a project designer and a critic; 15 months later, he moved on to Dior. Here he worked for 15 years, until charges were filed against him in 2011 for a racially motivated crime. He was found guilty and sentenced.

His entry into the world of perfumes came late, in 2008, when he brought the world his first creation – John Galliano John Galliano. This perfume was often termed a „mystical“ or „goth“ perfume. Likewise famous is his blueberry-and-rose fragrance named Parlez-Moi d’Amour. iHe crafted his perfumes in cooperation with the renowned designers Christine Nagel, Auréliene Guichard, and Alineor Massenet.

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