Gay fashion designer John Galliano attempts to rebuild reputation

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Disgraced John Galliano is returning to the fashion industry with a temporary role at Oscar de la Renta’s New York studio.

The gay Gibraltar-born designer, who was once heralded as one of the most talented names in fashion, was fired in 2011 by fashion house Dior after being caught on camera making anti-Semitic remarks in a Paris cafe.

Galliano, 52, said an addiction to drugs and alcohol had caused him to lose control, and that he was determined to make amends.

A French court handed him a $8,000 (£5,043) suspended fine.

He will spend three weeks with de la Renta as he prepares for his forthcoming New York Fashion Week show.

Galliano reached the position of 48 in the Independent on Sunday’s Pink List of 2010.

He received a CBE in 2001 for services to the fashion industry.