The British designer has been given an Oscar de la Renta residency just two years after his drunken anti-semitic outburst.
For many in the public eye, a drunken outburst like that made by the fashion designer John Galliano in December 2010 would have been a terminal blow to reputation and career. “I love Hitler,” he told two Jewish Italian women sitting at a neighbouring table in a Paris bar. “People like you would be dead today. Your mothers, your forefathers would be fucking dead, fucking gassed.”