Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Shame on Galliano..

John Galliano Photo: http://www.style.com/
For 15 years he helmed at Christian Dior... but like any employee who commits a reprehensible act that negatively reflects upon the organizations he is affiliated with, John Galliano is canned. Rightfully so. He was apparently arrested in a Paris bar for going on an alleged anti-semetic rant and of course, the episode was caught on video and released online. How disappointing for he has been credited for rebuilding the house's wealth during his reign to a gross revenue of $28 billion in 2010. Hopefully this does not tarnish Paris Fashion week which started today. In fact, one of the organizers have said, "By the end of the week, you will have forgotten about it — if we show you enough things."

Rumour has it that Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci or Haider Ackerman may be his successor to interpret the the brand's DNA. Let's leave "H" to stand (although silently) for haute couture and not for hate.

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