John Galliano to Speak in New York!

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Each year the winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund receives a $200,000 prize. But bigger than that is this year's keynote speaker: John Galliano will be talking at the gala November 17. We repeat: John Galliano is coming to town! And speaking! About "his career, some of his experiences, and how he got to where he is today," according to WWD! Designers like John Galliano don't give speeches very often so we are tickled by this news. The last time John was supposed to speak in this country — at the Savannah College of Art and Design — he got sick and couldn't make it. So we're preparing a pre-welcome basket to send him before his journey stocked with vitamin C, Vicks, our favorite allergy pill Zyrtec D, Ambien for the plane, maybe a little 'tussin and VitaminWater to wash it all down. He might be slightly comatose, but at least his nose won't be runny!

Fashion Scoops: Gotham Galliano [WWD]
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