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John Galliano to speak at Jewish cultural event

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John Galliano to speak at Jewish cultural event

John Galliano will host a fashion talk at a London synagogue.

The 54-year-old designer - who was fired from Dior in 2011 for making anti-Semitic slurs outside a Parisian café - will speak at Connect, a series of fashion-related events for the Jewish community.

John will be the key note speaker at the first Connect event on May 28, which will see him take part in a discussion with Rabbi Sam Taylor from the Western Marble Arch synagogue and Maureen Kendler from the London School of Jewish Studies.

The talks will consist of "conversations combining culture and community", according to the Central Synagogue London website.

The designer was first introduced to Rabbi Sam Taylor by Condé Nast International's chairman and chief executive, Jonathan Newhouse, following his unceremonious exit from the brand.

John has since made his return to fashion after being announced as the new creative director of Maison Margiela in January this year.

Coinciding with the release of his debut collection for the fashion house, the label - formerly known Maison Martin Margiela - dropped the middle moniker of its eponymous founder from its title in order to reflect "the evolution of the house".