John Galliano sacked from own label

Apr 15 2011 by
Categories : Fashion

The designer is fired from his line after his anti-Semitic remarks earlier this year.

The British-born designer – who was
sacked from French couture house Christian Dior after going on an anti-Semitic rant in a Parisian cafe during which he said he loved Adolf Hitler – has now also been removed from his post at his self-titled business after the board met and decided to eject him. Christian Dior, which owns 91 per cent of Galliano’s business, has now received expression of interest from a number of companies interested in purchasing it. The current in-house design team for the brand is being charged with creating a new collection and is already working on a
pre-spring collection. John Galliano’s show at
Paris Fashion Week earlier this year was axed at the last minute following the anti-Jewish rant.
Only a small number of editors and buyers were allowed to see the collection, and he was not in attendance. After the event, Galliano checked into a rehabilitation facility in the US and released an apology for his actions. He said: "Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologize for my behaviour in causing any offence. "I was subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violent exception to my look and my clothing. "For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me."
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Categories: Fashion