I'd just like to say that this story is for me, not pleasant. The last thing I want is to gain traction from someone else's misfortune no matter its stripe. Unfortunately, the problems John Galliano faces at this time are not ones that will go away quickly or be easily buried. It is also unfortunate that those problems are all being exposed in the press right at the very moment that so many designers in Paris are trying to show their collections to an audience that is extraordinarily distracted. I feel sorry for those designers as it's hard enough to hold the attention of an attention deficient crowd on the best of days. Suzy Menkes has just reported in the NYTimes that Galliano will in fact face trial in Paris later this spring and has departed for a rehabilitation facility as I write. His close friends Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell persuaded him to go though it's unclear the location of said facility. Menkes speculated that it may be The Meadows in Arizona as it is the facility of choice for such fashion luminaries as Donatella Versace and Elton John. At this point I have to admit I read that line with a most jaundiced eye. The cynic in me leapt from its locked closet and started howling at the gathering clouds over head. Of course it is a good thing that he's headed for help but to be counseled by two people whose personal lives are so murky seems just a little bit suspect. It is not my place or anyone else's to judge but this situation is making a bee-line towards the bizarre. LVMH's decision to go ahead with a collection that is unfinished to date is another curious choice. Why not fore go the presentation and let buyers and press see it in the show room? Why knowingly stage a 3-ring circus with most of the animals running loose in the streets? I'm beginning to feel that it is a situation of the blind leading the blind. Out of respect for everyone concerned, LVMH should take this debacle off the radar screen for the moment, let others do their jobs and leave Galliano to start his long road to where ever.