John Galliano was born 1960 on the island of Gibraltar and moved to south London at the age of six. Galliano graduated from St. Martin's college in 1984 and his French Revolution inspired graduation collection was bought by Joan Burstein of Browns. In 1992 Galliano started to show in Paris and in 1995, he was named the successor of Hubert de Givenchy. Four years later he became the creative director at Christian Dior. Galliano continues to design his own collections for men and women.