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PARIS (AP) - Once one of the biggest names in fashion design, John Galliano has been given a second chance three years after leaving Christian Dior in disgrace.

He will take the creative helm of avant-garde Paris house Maison Martin Margiela, it was announced Monday.

The British designer almost completely disappeared from the spotlight after being caught on video slurring "I love Hitler" in 2011.

The flamboyant designer was later convicted by a French court on complaints of anti-Semitic behavior. During his trial, his defense team acknowledged his addictions to alcohol, sleeping pills and Valium. Galliano avoided prison, but the 53-year-old had to pay a fine of €13,500 ($19,000) in civil damages.

An internship in 2013 at Oscar de la Renta signaled Galliano was beginning his return to the industry, and Monday's announcement confirmed that he'll be back shaking things up in Paris, where he first made his name.

"John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time," said Renzo Rosso, the president of the Martin Margiela house owner, OTB. "I look forward to his return to create that fashion dream that only he can create."

Maison Martin Margiela, which produces ready-to-wear as well as couture, was founded in 1988 by the eponymous Belgian designer, known for his conceptual deconstruction designs and widely associated with the influential group of fashion designers known as the Antwerp Six.

Martin Margiela left the house he founded in 2009, a departure that was shrouded in mystery and was a big creative blow to the house.

Since then, an H&M collaboration in 2012 and a string of more conventional presentations led some critics to say that the house had sold out.

Time will tell if Galliano, whose designs once bowled over the fashion world for their feminine theatricality, will be able to reconcile this with Margiela's more conceptual aesthetic and give back the house its edge.

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PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway at the John Galliano Spring Summer 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway at the John Galliano Spring Summer 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway at the John Galliano Spring Summer 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway at the John Galliano Spring Summer 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 at the centorial on September 28 , 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway at the John Galliano Spring Summer 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway at the John Galliano Spring Summer 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Details of accessories seen on a model walking the runway during the John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Fashion designer Bill Gaytten acknowledges the applause of the audience after the John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: John Galliano creative director Bill Gaytten acknowledges the applause of the pblic after John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A bag detail is seen as a model walks the runway during the John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model poses on the runway during the John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the John GallianoJohn Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway at the John Galliano Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the John GallianoJohn Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the John GallianoJohn Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: A model walks the runway at the John Galliano Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show during Paris Menswear Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: A model walks the runway at the John Galliano Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show during Paris Menswear Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: A model walks the runway at the John Galliano Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show during Paris Menswear Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: A model walks the runway at the John Galliano Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show during Paris Menswear Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: A shoe detail seen on a model on the runway during the John Galliano Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: Models walk the runway during the John Galliano Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: A model walks the runway during the John Galliano Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: A shoe detail is seen as a model walks the runway during the John Galliano Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: A model walks the runway during John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: A model walks the runway during John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: A model walks the runway during John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: A model walks the runway during John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: A model walks the runway during John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: A model walks the runway during John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: A model backstage before the John Galliano show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) A models shoes backstage before the John Galliano show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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