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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.
At Thursday’s Fashion Group International panel discussion, Diane von Furstenberg stressed the importance of editors in the fashion industry and why they should continue to stand their ground and wield their experience over the ever prolific onslaught of bloggers and twitterers.