11/28/2011 04:32 pm ET

John Galliano's Birthday, Plus His Most Memorable Fashion Moments (PHOTOS)

John Galliano turns 51 today.

The famous fashion designer celebrates his fifth decade in style today, though his reputation has been marred in recent months by a shocking scandal.

After standing trial (and being found guilty) for a drunken anti-semitic rant, Galliano was fired from his perch as creative director of Chistian Dior. A dismissal from his own brand, John Galliano, followed.

Reactions from the fashion community ranged, with some thrilled to see him go and others devastated. Those who stood by him found it a shame to lose Galliano's talent and creativity as a designer, despite his errors.

For better and then for worse, the eccentric British designer made a indelible impact on the fashion world. On his birthday, here's a look back at some of John Galliano's most iconic looks.

John Galliano's Most Iconic Fashion Moments