It is official: John Galliano has been fired from Christian Dior. After the fashion house had suspended their designer last Friday following the arrest at a Parisian bar for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks and assault, a new complaint was filed on Saturday when a video surfaced of Galliano saying how much he loves Hitler.
Suzy Menkes, editor for the International Herald Tribune, wrote, “Friends of Mr. Galliano, who would speak only on condition of anonymity, say that they have finally persuaded the troubled designer to go immediately into rehab – and that the pace of fashion today, and particularly the rigorous structure of a corporate fashion house, broke the fragile, artistic creator.”
Now that Dior was forced part ways with Galliano, the question of his successor is keeping the fashion world busy. Rumours are out that Yves Saint Laurent designer Stefano Pilati, Dior Homme designer Hedi Slimane and Givenchy Creative Director Riccardo Tisci are among the favourites.
The Dior show will take place this Friday in Paris and Galliano’s own show is still on the Fashion Week schedule for Sunday but the Galliano office is still investigating who would be attending the défilé. So let’s see…
At the Oscar’s night in the beginning of this week, only two actresses stood up to the house of Dior: Nicole Kidman and Sharon Stone.
Both were voted among the worst dressed. This is fashion, the hype can be over fast and a straw shows which way the wind blows.