Julie: So Johnny Galliano, eh? THAT GUY.
Rachel: Old Johnny that scoundrel.
Julie: We haven’t really heard much from him. Then last week, Oscar de la Renta offered him a residency. And this week? He shows up at the Oscar de la Renta show dressed as a Hassidic Jew. Keep reading »
Last year’s anti-Semitism scandal saw John Galliano ousted unceremoniously from both Christian Dior and his own eponymous label, but there are two sides to every story, which may have something to do with why the besmirched former creative director is now suing the fashion house for the grand sum of $18.8 million. Keep reading »
“Oh, this old thing? Psh. It’s Dior.” John Galliano may be an anti-Semitic coot with pigtails and an ill-advised pornstache, but he is also a design hero … or villain, depending on who you ask. Regardless, I will be wearing this crustacean couture look to my next blue-tie event. Get it? Like those blue bands they use to hold the claws together? Hahahaha. Ugh. [World of Wonder]
After more than a year of speculation, a new designer has been chosen to head up Christian Dior. Raf Simons, formerly of Jil Sander, will take over the position vacated by John Galliano after the designer was fired from his role for making anti-semetic remarks in February 2011. Several designers–including Marc Jacobs, Hedi Slimane and jokingly, Kanye West–were allegedly in the running for the position. In February, Simons was fired from Jil Sander suddenly, though some believe a deal had been in the works with Dior for some time. “The first time I heard about the Dior position,” said Simons of his new appointment, “I thought, ‘This feels right.’” [NYT]