De la Renta told Haute Living, "We're still in conversations with John. He's a very talented and wonderful man, and everyone in life deserves a second chance. 

"I've known him for over 30 years. I'm not alone in that I have a studio and many talented assistants that work with me, and one more opinion would be wonderful. He would be a member of our studio. If it comes to a successful conclusion, we will be working together."

Galliano caused much controversy after making anti-semetic comments in 2011 which lead to him being fired from Dior.