I asked a while back whether a stint at rehab might lead to John Galliano being forgiven for his videotaped anti-Semitic outburst at a cafe in Paris on February 24. Apparently the answer is “no,” at least from his own design house, John Galliano. Upon completing a one-month stint at rehab in Arizona, the firm’s board met and decided to fire the company’s namesake. He was fired immediately after the incident by Dior, where Galliano served as creative director.
The answer is “yes,” however, from various members of the fashion industry.
Meanwhile, he will stand trial on May 12 at the High Court in Paris on charges of public insult facing months in prison and a fine of $31,271.
Seems the company faces a bit of a quandary, carrying the name of someone whose been largely vilified and all. Dior owns 91 percent of John Galliano, and WWD said a sale of the company is “not an immediate priority” although the company has received unsolicited interest from potential buyers.