Fashion house Christian Dior has terminated John Galliano due to his recent antisemitic tirade (or 2). According to the house,
“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.”
Galliano has been with the company since 1996. Natalie Portman, the face of Miss Dior Cherie has also spoken out against the designer, saying,
"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. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful."
This all comes as pretty sad news to those of us (ie. me) who think Galliano is one of the most brilliant designers of our day. At the same time, it is nice to see that brilliance in art doesn't protect you when you're truly being an asshole.
Posted by: Carla