Paris Fashion Week
June 22, 2011 by Post Team
Paris Fashion Week, John Galliano is briefly arrested for allegedly making anti-Semitic comments to a couple in a cafe in Paris. The couple, a Jewish woman and her boyfriend of Asia, told French radio Europe 1 that he had told them “dirty Jew’s face, which should be dead” and b****d “******* Asian I’ll kill you. ” Supposedly, he repeatedly called the woman “ugly” and “scum.” A police official said Galliano also exchanged blows with the couple. The row began around 21:00 in the bar known for its hip clientele of fashion.
Galliano was arrested and taken to a police station to a field sobriety test, which found that just over the legal limit. Police then escorted him to his house.
February 28, 2011: Galliano of Dior has been suspended. Designer visits a police station in Paris to answer questions about the incident. Just hours earlier, a video emerged of him apparently praising Hitler in a separate incident.
Another woman comes forward later to say she suffered a similar attack in October last year.
March 1, 2011: Actress Natalie Portman, who is the face of the fragrance of Christian Dior Miss Dior Cherie, issued a statement condemning Galliano on the video. “I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that appeared today. In light of this video, and a person who is proud of being Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano No way. I hope in the least, these comments remind us terrible reflection and action to combat these prejudices still exist, which are the opposite of what is beautiful. ”
Dior confirms that Galliano has been dismissed in light of the video.
March 4, 2011: The Dior show was ahead during the fashion week in Paris, without Galliano. Dior CEO Sidney Toledano took the stage before the minutes before the curtains are raised to give a moving speech: “What has happened over the past week has been a terrible and painful experience for all of us has been very painful to see the. Dior name added to the outrageous statements attributed to its designer. But it is brilliant. “With Galliano gone, the speculation then fell to who would replace him in the house of luxury, with Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, Haider Ackermann and Alber Elbaz of Lanvin all apparently under the April 15, 2011: Things go from bad to worse for the designer in disgrace after being ousted by the board of his label of the same name, 91 percent of which is owned by Dior. Picture: John Galliano Fall / Winter 2011.
May 3, 2011: rumors of Stephane Zerbib, a lawyer in the case of Galliano, left, Zerbib previously had defended his client in a candid interview with an Israeli newspaper. However, a spokesman issued a statement saying Galliano Zerbib was “dismissed as a lawyer Mr. Galliano few weeks ago.”
June 22: Galliano is due to face charges in a French court for alleged racist diatribes at a bar in Paris, the designer fallen blames addiction to drugs and alcohol. If convicted, the designer of 50 years – considered one of the best fashion designers of his generation – could face a sentence of six months in jail and a fine of 22,500 euros (U.S. & 20,000).
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