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  • 24 May 2014, 3:54

Galliano Returns To Catwalk After Scandal

John Galliano has been unveiled as the new creative director of a Russian firm - three years after being fired by Dior for making anti-Semitic remarks.

The British designer was seen in silhouette as he and a company executive walked on to the catwalk in front of blaring spotlights that looked like windows.

He made his dramatic entrance following a dance and musical presentation at a lavish event in Moscow.

Galliano, 53, is now working for perfume and cosmetics retailer L'Etoile which posted on its website the words "John is Back!".

The company reportedly said he "will create communication and brand images for the chain, plus be involved in developing makeup and accessories collections to be part of L'Etoile's signature cosmetics brand, called L'Etoile Selection".

L'Etoile is Russia's largest beauty chain with 900 shops across the country and Ukraine.

In January 2013, he made an attempt to return to the fashion business with a temporary residency at Oscar de la Renta.

His sudden departure from Dior following his controversial comments in a Paris cafe shook the fashion industry.

And it left owner LVMH, a multibillion-dollar luxury goods conglomerate, without a creative leader at its top couture line for months.

A French court handed out a 6,000 euro (4,800) suspended fine to Galliano after finding him guilty of anti-Semitic behaviour in a rant caught on video.

Galliano said he has been in recovery from alcoholism and added his illness had led him to spiral out of control and hurt people, especially the Jewish community.

The famed designer was considered by some as one of the most talented and creative names in fashion, with a reputation for drama and theatrical beauty in his shows.

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