Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Don't let the Dior hit you on the way out...

As suspected, the house of Dior have initiated the process of firing John Galliano due to his "odious behaviour" (ie the anti-semetic mel gibson-esque fiasco), effective immediately.

It has been announced that both; sunday's John Galliano eponymous collection and friday's Dior show will go ahead as scheduled. However the fate the label's future hangs in the balance; despite not  being given the official boot as of yet, bets are already being taken with regards to Galliano's replacement. Stefano Pilati stands at odds of 11/8 following speculation of a departure from his YSL creative directing duties.

Although such racial bigotry is not condoned by myself, I acknowledge the sadness and bitter disappointment within the fashion community. After joining the fashion house in 1996, Galliano established himself as a designer of highly influential proportions, continually bestowing legendary creations upon the eyes of adoring, devoted admirers. This news has not only brought shame upon the man himself, but has also marked a slick of destruction across the face of Dior. Galliano will undoubtedly become a victim of his own internal demons and unfortunately, will ultimately be sacrified by the curse of celebrity culture.

I guess Kate Moss will be designing her own wedding dress after all...

The Dior statement statement in full;

"Following the allegations of anti-Semitic statements that resulted in John Galliano being questioned by police on Thursday, February 24, Christian Dior immediately suspended its relationship with its designer, pending the outcome of the police investigation.
Today, in light of the deeply offensive statements and conduct by John Galliano in a video made public yesterday, Christian Dior has commenced termination proceedings against him.
Sidney Toledano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Christian Dior Couture, said: “I unequivocally condemn the statements made by John Galliano which are in total contradiction to the longstanding core values of Christian Dior”.

Alexandra Schulman ( editor in chief of Vogue uk)
"I think Galliano made a terrible mistake and such offensive behaviour could not be ignored. It is all the same true that he has a huge talent and has contributed enormously to the resurrection of the house of Dior. Who can predict what the future will bring?

Natalie Portman (face of miss dior cherie)
“I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today. In light of this video and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr Galliano in any way.”

Natalie Portman and John Galliano

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