Various media outlets are reporting that Dior will release a statement today upon John Galliano. It is being said today that Dior has formally severed ties with John Galliano. As most know, John Galliano has been accused of anti-semitic remarks and even is captured on film. Whether he meant what he had said or was being antagonized to say those crude things, it seems that Galliano’s connection with Dior is quickly dwindling.
In a rather wordy and try-hard statement, Natalie Portman, recently the face of Dior Cherie, says she has cut ties: “I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today. In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful.”
Amidst the backlash, Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia’s editor-in-chief, has released saying she supports Galliano and that ‘Christian Dior without John Galliano would be a pity’. She also took to the internet in support.
Regardless of stance for his sick tirade, it isn’t looking too great for John Galliano. Paris Fashion Week begins today, but no one really knows how the Galliano show or the Dior show will presume. We’ll be looking out for Dior’s statement.
As expected, Dior is firing Galliano: “I very firmly condemn what was said by John Galliano, which totally contradicts the values which have always been defended by Christian Dior,” Christian Dior Chief Executive Sidney Toledano said in a statement.