Dior sacks Galliano after anti-Semitic scandal

Fashion house Christian Dior has sacked its star designer John Galliano following allegations that he has made anti-Semitic remarks on more than one occasion.

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Pressure has been building on Dior since an incident last Thursday (24 February). Since then a video has been unearthed by The Sun in which the designer seems to make similar insulting remarks.

British-born Galliano has denied making racist or anti-Semitic remarks and filed for defamation in regard to last weeks’ incident.

Galliano is the “face” of Dior and has a hand in steering the direction of Dior’s ad campaigns. Dior also owns the designer wear John Galliano brand.

His sacking comes ahead of Dior’s presentation at Paris Fashion Week this Friday (4 March).

A statement released by Dior today (1m March) said it had “commenced termination proceedings” due to the “deeply offensive statements and conduct by John Galliano in a video made public yesterday”.

Earlier this week at the Academy Awards, Nicole Kidman and Sharon Stone were the only actresses to wear Dior. Actress Natalie Portman has issued a statement condemning the designer’s behaviour.

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