Why Was John Galliano's Parsons College Masterclass Cancelled?
Galliano reluctant to talk about his own career
John Galliano’s masterclass at New York’s Parsons College abruptly stopped not long after it was announced that the fashion aficionado had been announced as doing it. The reason? His reluctance to talk about his career - surely the reason that anyone would want to go to a Galliano masterclass in the first place.
"We are writing to follow-up on messages we shared with you on April 26 about the planned workshop with John Galliano," an email from the college which was also sent to The Cut said. "It was a condition of our agreeing to host Mr. Galliano that we also hold a larger forum, which would include a frank discussion of his career. Ultimately, an agreement could not be reached with Mr. Galliano regarding the details of that forum, and so the program will not move forward."
The tone of the email suggested that not all the students were happy with Galliano taking the class in the first place, with a segment of it reading: "Over the last several weeks, many members of the university community wrote to express their views about this visit. Regardless of your opinion, you remind us all that it is our commitment to debate, and our willingness to support the possibility of change, that makes Parsons and The New School such an extraordinary place to learn." There’s been no word yet from the designer.
What exactly was John Galliano going to talk about?