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With John Galliano‘s trial for public insult set for today in Paris, his lawyer has revealed a few details of her defense argument. Aurelien Hamelle told reporters late yesterday that her client isn’t anti-Semitic. He’s just a guy who took way too many anti-depressants.
When John Galliano finally has his day in court tomorrow, he’s expected to play the “I was drunk and stupid and I’m really, really sorry” card like it’s the last one in his deck. But according to a new report from Newsweek, which managed to get its hands on the designer’s case file, his drunkeness didn’t impede his ability to say and do some specifically nasty things to his accusers, Geraldine Bloch and Philip Virgiti.
Amid all the speculation about who would replace John Galliano as the couturier at the house of Dior, people who thought they were on the inside placed bets on everyone from Haider Ackermann to Sarah Burton. But the one man who has admitted to actually being offered the job, was never even touted as a possible contender. And he’s already turned the position down.
Despite rumors that John Galliano might skip his trial to stay in rehab, it has been confirmed that the former creative director of Dior will be present for his court date this Wednesday. Galliano has been in rehab since he was fired from Dior in early March for his anti-semitic comments.
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.
Retail operations everywhere have been quick to distance themselves from all things John Galliano-related, but the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship in New York City may have moved a little too fast. Its general manager, Suzanne Johnson, is reported to have said that the store would take everything Galliano designed off its racks and shelves. Yesterday, a Saks representative clarified that statement: Galliano’s eponymous label is out, but Dior is staying right where it is.
“Who will replace John Galliano?” isn’t the only question fashion industry minders and commentators have been trying to answer since the designer was fired from Dior for making drunken, anti-Semitic statements in public. They’ve also been wondering what led Galliano to drink enough to think those statements were OK to make, and whether the fashion industry is responsible for his vices and those of other high-profile designers. There are worries that the fashion industry causes its talent to develop substance abuse problems.
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.
The runway show for John Galliano’s eponymous label scheduled this Saturday has been canceled, but the line he designed for Dior will come down the catwalk on Friday as scheduled.
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.
John Galliano‘s career at Dior hasn’t been over for 24 hours yet, but people are already speculating and making bets on who will replace him. A few names have floated to the top of the heap, but we won’t know for sure who it will be until someone has signed and dated what will undoubtedly be a very lucrative contract. Still, it’s sort of fun (but also kinda sad) to informally nominate a few people for the post.