John Galliano is set to premiere his very first collection as Creative Director of Maison Martin Margiela in London. The occasion marks Galliano’s return to the runway since his departure from Dior in 2011 following an alleged anti-Semitic tirade in a Paris bar. Known for his robust, historically-inspired womens collections and feminine design approach, Galliano is seen as a unique and unusual fit for a fashion house known for its deconstructed patterns and luxury footwear line. Reports state that nearly 100 of Galliano’s friends and fashion editors have been invited to the exclusive Margiela runway debut as London fashiongoers and global audiences eagerly anticipate the forthcoming debut collection from John Galliano. Maison Martin Margiela will showcase a men’s collection beginning January 9 followed by Galliano’s women’s debut on January 12 in London.