John Galliano joins Maison Martin Margiela

Galliano's comeback collection dropped from Paris couture line-up

It's now been confirmed: John Galliano will indeed make his big comeback at Maison Martin Margiela.

The rumor that had been swirling for some time was confirmed this morning by Maison Martin Margiela's announcement that John Galliano has been named creative director at the brand.

"Margiela is ready for a new charismatic creative soul," said Renzo Rosso, president of OTB, the company that controls MMM. "John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time -- a unique, exceptional couturier for a maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion. I look forward to his return to create that fashion dream that only he can create, and wish him to here find his new home."

According to Women's Wear Daily, John Galliano is expected to present his first collection for the label at haute couture fashion week in Paris next January. He will also reportedly be in charge of the brand's women's and men's ready-to-wear collections.