Dior to support Galliano labels despite outbursts

City A.M. Reporter
FRENCH fashion house Dior yesterday said it planned to continue supporting the eponymous label of John Galliano, its star designer fired this week over alleged anti-Semitic remarks.

Dior’s parting with Galliano, after an online video clip showed him expressing admiration for Adolf Hitler, had raised questions about the future of the John Galliano label, which is 92 per cent owned by Dior.

“For the moment, the (John Galliano) business continues,” said Dior chief executive Sidney Toledano.

“This is a business which has licences and tomorrow we will show the collection in the showrooms as usual... I am here to prove that business goes on... and to support the teams.”

However, experts questioned the label’s long-term future.