John Galliano, the designer fired by Christian Dior SA over a video recording of his saying “I love Hitler,” told a Paris court he was addicted to alcohol, valium and sleeping pills and doesn’t remember anti-Semitic and racist attacks bar patrons claim he made.
John Galliano , the designer fired by Christian Dior SA over a video rant saying “I love Hitler,” will stand trial June 22 on charges of verbally abusing three people with anti-Semitic and racist slurs, a Paris court said.
John Galliano’s fashion house named Bill Gaytten as new creative director to replace the label’s eponymous founding designer who was fired this year and is standing trial in Paris for making anti-Semitic comments.
Christian Dior SA fashion designer John Galliano will meet the woman accusing him of anti-Semitism tomorrow in a confrontation called by Paris prosecutors to settle the matter four days after he was arrested, his lawyer said.
John Galliano will have a hard time erasing the image of his drunken anti-Semitic slurs from the public’s mind even if he is cleared by a French court today of criminal charges stemming from other related incidents.
Administrators for IT Holding SpA , the Italian fashion company being reorganized under government- backed bankruptcy protection, extended the deadline for binding offers for the Gianfranco Ferre label until Aug. 2.