Born John Charles Galliano. Attended Central Saint Martins', London. His graduate collection, "Les Incroyables" was purchased by Browns, London. Launched his own label in 1984. Named designer for Givenchy 1995. After one year, became creative director of the House of Dior in 1996. Dismissed from Dior in February of 2011, prosecuted and fined under French law for anti-Semitic remarks. 2013 was invited to the studio of Oscar de la Renta for an unspecified period of 'collaboration.'