John Galliano Extends His Contract At Maison Margiela

by MR Magazine Staff

After five years as creative director of Maison Margiela, John Galliano has extended his contract. The news was announced this morning in a release from Renzo Rosso’s Only The Brave, the conglomerate that owns Maison Margiela. “I am super excited for this new chapter and grateful to Renzo for his belief in me and the vision for Maison Margiela,” said Galliano. The exact length of his extension is unclear, but it is expected to be at least several years. Galliano joined Maison Margiela in 2014, taking over the brand’s menswear, womenswear, and accessories and creating its Artisanal couture collection. Under his tenure, revenues have doubled, according to the brand, with accessories making up 60% of the label’s total profits. “Five years ago I believed that John was the only person who could take this house in his hands, and I am even more convinced of this today,” said Rosso in a statement. “John’s undisputed talent is only matched by his understanding of today’s generations, their way of thinking, their struggles, their dreams. And he is doing exactly what this Maison always did at its best: disrupt, innovate, and inspire.” Read more at Vogue.