Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Galliano out at Dior
The news is not good for John Galliano as a Dior press release has just stated. He is officially out as Design director for Christian Dior with the ongoing investigation of his racist and anti-semitic outburst at a Paris cafe last week. More reports have surfaced since then of previous outbursts at the same cafe complete with a video of that exchange. This disturbing tape has complicated matters culminating with the house's decision to sever all ties with him. Dior and its parent company LVMH have a zero tolerance for anti-semitic/racist behavior and have held the line. Its a sordid business as Galliano has been one of the most prolific and important couturiers working today. Nevertheless, his troubles have derailed his career. Its a sad commentary.