WWD announced Friday that de la Renta had invited John Galliano to emerge from the shadows and work with him for three weeks in his New York studio.
“John and I have known each other for many years and I am a great admirer of his talent,” de la Renta said.
“He has worked long and hard on his recovery and I am happy to give him the opportunity to reimmerse himself in the world of fashion and reacclimate in an environment where he has been so creative.”
“Everyone in life deserves a second chance,” de la Renta said. “I think that life is about forgiving and helping people.”
British-born Galliano was the superstar designer at Christian Dior when he was shamed over his public outburst, in which he professed love for Adolf Hitler. He was fired by Dior and last year in France was convicted of anti-Semitism and fined.