Ok so everybody knows about John Galliano dismissal from Dior, and if you don’t where have you been under a rock? Dior announced that it had suspended Galliano for his public racial remarks to a couple in Paris. On February 25th 2011. Now, lady luck must hate him because a few days later a disgraceful video surfaced on a British tabloid website The Sun.
What’s hilarious is it happened to take place in the same bar the previous year. In the video a drunk Galliano hurls anti-Semitic rants at a group of Italian women and is reported to say “I love Hitler… People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers would all be f***ing gassed.”
Galliano has a court date set with charges similar to disturbing the peace. According to the Financial Times, Galliano could be facing serious jail time up to six months and a fine around $30,000! Dior obviously doesn’t approve of his actions, according to the New York Times Sidney Toledano, Dior’s president and chief executive officer, referred to Galliano’s “odious behavior.” However a few icons such as Patricia Fields, famous for her costume design expertise seen on Sex and the City and Devil Wear Prada, are rallying behind Galliano. She was quoted by WWD Media saying “People in fashion all they do is go and see John Galliano theater every season. That’s what he gives them. To me, this was the same except it wasn’t in a theater or in a movie,” she said. “John lives in theater. It’s theater. It’s farce. But people in fashion don’t recognize the farce in it. All of a sudden they don’t know him. But it’s OK when it’s Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’ singing Springtime for Hitler.”
‘Hold up, wait a minute!’ Let me stop her right there I don’t care what his intention was, twice is not just for arts sake. I’m and artist and I love the spectacle of the fashion industry. But come one comparing Mel Brooks’ ‘Springtime for Hitler’ and John’s incident is ridiculous. Mel Brooks was using satire and comedy to enlighten people. What about Galliano’s recent actions is enlightening? Don’t get me wrong I love the man’s clothes he is a very skilled designer. If someone offered me anything made by Galliano I wouldn’t hesitate to take it. Still I think he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent and justice should be served. PS this is rumored but John is trying to counter sue the couple for defamation of character come on now? Really? You insult me and now you want to sue me for defamation of character. He must have lost too much blood pricking himself while sewing up his clothes. ‘John you crazy!’ That’s just me what do you think about the situation?
New York Times