Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano is relaunching his case for unfair dismissal after it was rejected by a court judge in November (14).

The style guru claimed his contract was wrongfully terminated by his former bosses at fashion house Christian Dior and his own eponymous label after he was convicted of hurling anti-Semitic abuse at a couple in a bar in Paris, France in 2011.

His case was rejected at a labour court in Paris in November (14), but now Galliano has launched an appeal against the ruling.

His lawyer Chantal Giraud-van Gaver confirms she has filed the paperwork at the Paris Court of Appeals and tells Wwd.com via email, "the case should be heard in 2017".

Galliano made his return to the industry last year (14) when he was appointed creative director of the Maison Martin Margiela fashion house.