Galliano Collection

Born 1960 in Cheltenham, England, educated at Oldham Grammar School, Bill Gaytten originally intended to follow in his father’s footsteps and went to study for a degree in Architecture, from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Bill Gaytten’s expertise to innovate patterns, cut and drape are what define the DNA of John Galliano company where he has worked for twenty-three years. Paul Poiret, Madeleine Vionnet, Christian Dior and Chanel amongst his formative historical fashion designers – Vivienne Westwood and the fashion revolution she caused a catalyst that inspired him to join the fashion scene. A chance airport stopover, en route to the West Indies, reunited him with Galliano and, with the business revived, they began working together again and in 1994 Gaytten moved to Paris. Gaytten was one of the core team that saw Galliano become couturier at Givenchy in 1995 and on to Dior in 1996. Gaytten himself went from a cutter in the ‘flou’ atelier, to become part of Galliano’s inner-circle and design team when Galliano was appointed at Givenchy, and was involved in all creative aspects.

2011 Bill Gaytten is named Creative Director of John Galliano SA.

The John Galliano brand is a house built on friendship, savoir-faire, and atelier excellence. Gaytten embodies the romance, spirit and technical innovation that sets the John Galliano brand apart as well as has the vision to take it to the future.

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Top Models who starred in the Galliano
advertising campaign throughout the years.
Spring 2007
Agyness Deyn
Fall 2007
Agyness Deyn
Spring 2008
Malgosia Bela
Fall 2008
Maria Carla Boscono
Spring 2009
Sasha Pivovarova
Fall 2009
Linda Evangelista
Spring 2010
Sasha Pivovarova
Fall 2010
Lindsay Wixson & Ash Stymest
Spring 2011
Ginta Lapina & Josh Beech
Fall 2011
Iris Egbers and Keno Weldner

Galliano on'

Uniform for
a new generation
of rebels
and romantics.

'Design is
what I love and
I'm happy
to do that,
it's what I
wanted to do.
(Bill Gaytten)
Bill Gaytten shot by Sebastian Kim

Galliano is famed for
collections that empower
the fashion devout,
the trendsetter
and individual.