John Galliano sacked from own label

April 15th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS  

London, April 15 (IANS) Fashion designer John Galliano has reportedly been sacked from his own fashion label.

Christian Dior, which owns 91 percent of Galliano’s business, has now received “expressions of interest” from a number of companies willing to purchase it.

Contactmusic.com reports the current in-house design team for the brand is being asked to create a new pre-spring collection.

John Galliano’s show at the Paris Fashion Week earlier this year was axed at the last minute following an anti-Jewish rant.

Only a small number of editors and buyers were allowed to see the collection, and he was not in attendance.

After the event, Galliano checked into a rehabilitation facility in the US and released an apology for his action.

“Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologise for my behaviour in causing any offence. I was subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violent exception to my look and my clothing.”

“For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me.”

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