Daily Archives: March 4, 2011

Even by the standards of that most flamboyant of industries, it has been a rollercoaster of a week.

The precipitous downfall of Christian Dior designer John Galliano began with his arrest on February 24 for allegedly hurling anti-Semitic abuse in a Parisian bar, followed by the release of video footage of him slurring “I love Hitler” and an expression of “disgust” by actress Natalie Portman, the face of the Miss Dior Cherie fragrance. It culminated in his being fired this week as artistic director of Dior. One of the industry’s most lauded creative forces has been summoned before a tribunal in France for alleged public abuse, and now faces the threat of up to six months in jail.

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Sidney Toledano, ceo of Dior, just got up in a black suit and black tie before the show and made this statement; here it is in full: Read more