John Galliano’s return to fashion has been confirmed. The Gibraltar-born British fashion designer has joined Maison Martin Margiela as creative director of the house.

Margiela is ready for a new charismatic creative soul. John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time – a unique, exceptional couturier for a maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion. I look forward to his return to create that fashion dream that only he can create, and wish him to here find his new home.” – said Renzo Rosso, president of OTB.

Galliano is expected to show his first designs for Maison Martin Margiela in January during Paris Couture Week, and will take charge of all collections, including ready-to-wear. The collection will the first under Galliano’s creative control since he was dismissed by Dior in March 2011.