Partners John Flett, Alexis Roche

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Central Sain Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, Regno Unito

Related imageJohn Charles Galliano[2] CBE, RDI (born November 28, 1960) is a Gibraltar-born British fashion designer who was the head designer of French fashion companies Givenchy (July 1995 to October 1996), Christian Dior (October 1996 to March 2011), and his own label John Galliano (1988 to 2011).[3] At present, Galliano is the creative director of Paris-based fashion house Maison Margiela.[4]

Galliano has been named British Designer of the Year four times. In a 2004 poll for the BBC, he was named the fifth most influential person in British culture.[5][6]

In interviews, Galliano has given his full name as Juan Carlos Antonio Galliano-Guillén.[1] He had a relationship with fellow Central St Martins student and fashion designer John Flett (1963–1991), whom Galliano described as his "soulmate".[52] Galliano currently shares his Paris home with his long-term partner Alexis Roche, a style consultant.[52][53] He is vegetarian for health reasons, telling French Elle that "The energy that I get from having fewer toxins in my body is extraordinary."[54]

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