The 52 year-old former head designer of Christian Dior will lead a fashion masterclass at prestigious New York fashion school, Parsons New School for Design.

In a statement from the University's board to students, Galliano is hailed as a "global design hero" and it's revealed that he will teach, converse with and share studio space for three days with senior students on the BFA Program, limited to the top 20 students chosen.

"The first in a series of Master classes, SHOW ME EMOTION is a four day experience offered to Senior students of the BFA program designed to bring global design heroes to the Parsons community for an immersive studio experience of a lifetime," the statement reads.

"Participants will be selected based upon pre-submissions reviewed by academic leadership, placing up to 20 participants in studio for three days followed by critique and a conversation/ Q&A with Galliano, Simon Collins, Dean of the School of Fashion and the students on the fourth day."

Galliano recently practiced his design skills assisting Oscar de la Renta for his next collection and spoke with Central St. Martins students in London last month, consulting them on a recent project they embarked upon.

Raf Simons has succeeded the Gibraltar-born designer at Dior since his 2011 arrest for anti-semitic and racist behaviour, followed by a quick dismissal from his post.