The former Christian Dior designer’s fall line may be limited to an orange jumpsuit!
John Galliano took the stand Wednesday, June 22 in a Paris courtroom to defend himself for his anti-Semitic tirade toward a couple at a Paris café, which occurred just before a video surfaced of the designer praising Hitler. His defense? He says he doesn’t remember any of it!
The 50-year-old fashion maven claims a triple addition to alcohol, Valium, and sleeping pills left him with no recollection of the incident that cost him his job as head designer for Christian Dior! John told the courts that the pressures of his creativity to “make Dior a billion-dollar business” led him to his substance additions.
One thing not helping make Dior a billion-dollar business? The face of Dior and proud member of the Jewish faith, Natalie Portman, spoke out against the designer, saying in a statement. “I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way,” she said.
Prosecutors ask John be fined $14,400 for the rant — and that would be a light punishment! He could end up with as much as 6 months in jail and a $33,000 fine for “public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity,” according to the courts. The three-judge panel will be revealing the verdict fashionably late, in September.
This story gives the saying “fashion junkie” a whole new meaning!
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