John Galliano Anti-Semitism Page 1
As all you fashion-loving readers have probably heard, Dior‘s former creative director John Galliano was recently stripped of his Legion of Honor award by the French government because of anti-semitic remarks he made last year. Many have (rightfully) condemned the designer’s actions, but someone has finally come to his defense: His fictional brother Joe, who just happens to have a fabulous collection of chapeaux.
It’s only been a month since John Galliano was ousted from his job as creative director and couturier at Dior, but today it seems he’s also been let go from the label that bears his name.
There’s been a lot of speculation as to who will replace designer John Galliano, who will lose his job as Dior‘s creative director and lead couturier after allegations of publicly spouting anti-Semitic insults. Insiders claim that while the company is in no rush to replace him in an official capacity, they have made offers to rising stars Haider Ackermann, Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy and Hedi Slimane.
According to some of the world’s most prominent writers, John Galliano‘s fall from grace was going to happen sooner or later, anti-Semitic rant or no. And if they’re to be believed, it had everything to do with the way he was coddled and surrounded by luxury by the people at his former employer, Dior.
John Galliano will have to stand trial over the anti-Semitic rant and fight he engaged in at a Paris cafe last Thursday, which led to his very public fall from glory.
After days of silence on the matter of the drunken, anti-Semitic comments that ended his career at Dior, designer John Galliano has released a statement apologizing for “any offence” and pledging to seek help.
The John Galliano anti-Semitism scandal is something that has entirely consumed my life this past week, and it’s not just because I work for a fashion blog — it’s because I also happen to be Jewish.
Natalie Portman, the face of the Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, released a statement today calling the video of Dior creative director John Galliano‘s drunken anti-Semitic tirade shocking and “disgusting.” Portman, who is Jewish, said flatly that she will cut all ties with Galliano, but made no mention of her connection to the Dior label.
When a world-famous clothing designer has to go to court for allegedly using anti-Semitic slurs against a complete and total stranger, you expect there to be a crush of media in attendance. What you don’t expect is a near-impenetrable sea of Nikon lenses, voice recorders, boom microphones and people all trying to get a piece of that designer.
An unnamed woman has come forward to report that Dior designer John Galliano made anti-Semitic remarks toward her last October at Paris’ La Perle, the same cafe in which he was accused of hurling similar slurs at a couple just last week.
As part of an ongoing investigation of the alleged dispute between John Galliano and a French couple, the designer has been ordered to meet with one of his accusers at a Paris police station tomorrow afternoon.
Since no two versions of the same story are ever going to be exactly the same, some blogs are now reporting that the initial details of the John Galliano arrest story are all wrong. In fact, a new eyewitness account says that the Dior designer didn’t assault anyone, wasn’t arrested, and didn’t even use an anti-Semitic slur.