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;