Since John Galliano was fired from fashion powerhouses Dior and own-brand John Galliano earlier this year, a large void has been left in the industry. Now one of those gaps has been filled by Galliano’s long-running second hand man Bill Gaytten, who has taken over the position of Creative Director at Galliano.
The 51-year-old took a bow after the menswear sping/summer 2012 show in Paris on Friday, revealing himself as the designer behind the 60’s inspired collection. Talking after the show, Gaytten told WWD: “I’m dying to know what he [John] thinks! It’s the same job for me; I’ve been doing it for a long time. It was a bit different because John wasn’t there.”
Gaytten originally trained as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London before moving into fashion with a job at Victor Edelstein. He then moved onto Galliano and has worked for the label for the past 23-years.
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