Galliano stripped of French honour

August 26th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS  

Paris, Aug 26 (IANS) French designer John Galliano has been stripped of a prestigious French award following his racist and anti-Semitic remarks that he made last year.

Galliano was arrested in February last year over allegations that he became embroiled in a bust-up with bar patrons in Paris and had shouted insults.

He was subsequently sacked as head designer at Christian Dior, fined 5,268 pounds and charged for his behaviour.

Now, French officials have decided to revoke his Legion d’Honneur medal that Galliano received in 2009 for his contributions to haute couture.

The decree was signed by French President Francois Hollande.

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