In not unexpected news, the Christian Dior fashion house has fired John Galliano due to his alleged anti-Semitic remarks in a Paris bar. “I very firmly condemn what was said by John Galliano,” said Dior’s chief executive Sidney Toledano (via BBC News), adding that the British designer’s alleged comments “totally contradict the values which have always been defended by Christian Dior.” Meanwhile, Paris Fashion Week is underway, and Galliano’s show is still scheduled for Friday. BBC News says there is no word on whether or not it will happen.
The British fashion designer was arrested in Paris last Thursday (February 24) after accusations that he made anti-Semitic remarks toward a couple in a bar. Just yesterday (February 28), The Sun website posted video of what appears to be Galliano declaring “I love Hitler,” amongst other rather shocking statements. Today, actress Natalie Portman, who has an endorsement deal with Dior, denounced the designer and said that she “will not associate with Mr. Galliano in any way.”Read More