Today the news was heard in the fashion world of the farewell of the talented designer, John Galliano from the house of Dior. His dismissal comes a week after being accused of anti-Semitic comments against a couple at a well-known restaurant in Paris. Yesterday the English newspaper, The Sun, published a video of a drunken Galliano declaring his "love for Hitler" and saying "people like you would be dead," and "their mothers and ancestors would be executed with gas."
Christian Dior's house immediately suspended the designer during the investigation but today the process began to fire Galliano. According to the New York Times, Dior Executive Director Sidney Toledano said that Mr. Galliano's actions "are in complete contradiction to the core values that have always been upheld by the Christian Dior house."
John Galliano's lawyer denies that his client made any kind of anti-Semitic comment and has provided four supporting testimonies from some restaurant employees and witnesses at the bar.
Actress Natalie Portman, who is the face of the Miss Dior Chérie perfume yesterday said through a statement that she is "deeply impressed and disgusted by the video of John Galliano's comments that emerged today. In light of this video, and As an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Lord Galliano in any way."
The Dior Fall / Winter 2011 show will take place on Friday during Fashion Week in Paris.