Top fashion designer, John Galliano, has been suspended by his employer, Christian Dior, after being filmed making outrageous comments whilst drunk. The firm said:
“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: “We unequivocally condemn the statements made by John Galliano which are in total contradiction to the longstanding core values of Christian Dior.”
Galliano made comments about the Italian origin of a group of diners seated next to him in a restaurant saying that, under Hitler, they would all have been gassed.
However, in the same way that Kate Moss made a comeback after being filmed snorting a white substance, it is likely that the talented atelier will be quickly snapped up by another fashion house. Indeed, he is due to design the wedding dress for Kate Moss’ nuptials when she weds Jamie Hince, the lead singer of The Kills, in July. Natalie Portman, on the other hand, has reportedly said she will never wear Galliano again after hearing of some of his anti-Semitic comments.