John Galliano

Quick Facts

Full NameJuan Carlos Antonio Galliano-Guillén
Date of Birth28 November 1960
Place of BirthGibraltar
EducationCentral Saint Martins
Fashion LabelsGivenchy (1995–1997), Dior (1997–2011), Maison Margiela (2014–present)
PartnerAlexis Roche
Notable AwardsBritish Fashion Designer of the Year (1987, 1994, 1995, 1997), Dress of the Year (1987), Order of the British Empire (2001), French Legion of Honour (2009; revoked 2012)
Notable WorksLes Incroyables (Graduating collection inspired by the French Revolution)
Career HighlightsFirst British designer to head a French haute couture house, named the fifth most influential person in British culture (2004 BBC poll)
Net WorthApproximately $20 million
ParentsJuan Galliano (father, of Italian descent), Ana Guillén (mother, Spanish)
Early LifeMoved to England at age 6, raised in Streatham, Dulwich, and Brockley, South London
EducationAttended St. Anthony’s Primary School, Dulwich and Wilson’s Grammar School, London
DegreeFirst class honours degree in Fashion Design from Central Saint Martins (1984)
Career MilestoneHead designer of Givenchy (1995)
HonorsCBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire), RDI (Royal Designer for Industry)

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