It’s finally (almost) official -even though there has been no announcement yet. John Galliano is back to the fashion world and is appointed the new head designer of house, Maison Martin Margiela. He is expected to present his first show in Jamuary, after his three-year abstention, and as expected, he will be in charge of all the series of the house, both womenswear and menswear.

Renzo Rosso, the majority shareholder in Margiela and president of OTB, said “Margiela is ready for a new charismatic creative soul. John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time — a unique, exceptional couturier for a maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion. I look forward to his return to create that fashion dream that only he can create, and wish him to here find his new home.”