NEWS FLASH – Galliano Banned from Dior!

It reads like a plot from a 1940′s film noir: John Galliano, designer at Christian Dior since 1996 has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in a Paris cafe.  Due to the nature of the arrest (assault and claims of anti-Semitic remarks), he has been suspended from the house of Dior until further notice.

A statement form Sidney Toledano, Dior chief executive, said “Dior affirms with the utmost conviction its policy of zero tolerance towards any antisemitic or racist words or behavior…Pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities.”

The details at this point are a little bit fuzzy, as some say the run-in began with Galliano insulting the woman’s handbag after she called him ugly, while others say that the woman filed a complaint with police claiming Galliano was making anti-Semitic remarks.  This all went down at La Perle cafe near the designer’s home.  In any case, it seems the house of Dior wants to distance itself as quickly as possible to avoid any mistakes in dealing with the debacle.

Galliano, who seems incredibly good-natured in front of the press may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or could have been trying to get in the good books with Mel Gibson.  Either way, stay tuned fashion fiends as we find out what happened , what will happen and where Galliano will end up.  Apparently, he was chosen to design Kate Moss’ wedding gown, so we’ll see if she sticks with him in his time of scandal.  She’s no stranger to trouble in the media, after all.

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