WOW! Twitter, the news agencies and the world in general are a buzz over the story developing this morning that John Galliano, designer for Dior, has been suspended from his duties with Christian Dior.
We don’t know all the details yet but reports are coming in from about ten different agencies stating the Galliano was involved in an altercation in Paris last night with a couple. Eyewitnesses have spoken to the police and confirmed that Galliano was shouting anti-Semitic insults at the pair. Galliano was arrested last night but has apparently been released…
Sidney Toledano, President and CEO of Dior, has stated the house has a “policy of zero tolerance regarding racism and anti-Semitism.”
Not only are we shocked that this has happened…we’re shocked that it has happened days before Galliano is meant to present Dior’s collection for Autumn Winter 2011 in Paris!
Will the show go on?
Watch this space for updates…
NOTE: We very much hope this story is incorrect and that Galliano would never make such comments…here’s hoping this was just a big misunderstanding…for if it is true, it’s going to take a lot to recover from a stunt like this.
Latest source: WWD