NOT TRUE: John Galliano is not taking up a teaching post at his alma mater in London, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, after all. Ever since Galliano left Dior in 2011, there has been speculation about his teaching there on a regular basis. The college told WWD on Friday: “John Galliano does not have a teaching post at Central Saint Martins. For several years, second-year students from [the women’s wear B.A. Fashion course] have been [given] a project on a theme set by John Galliano. This year the theme was the paintings of Edward Hopper. John Galliano came in to comment on the designs of 12 selected students who had earlier presented the strongest work. There will be no further comment from the college about this.”

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This story first appeared in the March 18, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.