Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Christian Dior's John Galliano

If you live in the Klang Valley or have been to this part of the world, wouldn't you say the scene above could pass for one of our chain cafes that have been sprouting all over town the last few years? Or it could be a painting of a cafe scene by Vincent van Gogh (ala The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night)?

Actually, this is the now-famous cafe where John Galliano supposedly made anti-Semitic remarks. John Galliano, a British fashion designer, is head designer at Christian Dior, i.e., until his removal following this episode. Troubled by the actions of its star designer, Christian Dior acted to limit the damage. Mr. Galliano, 50, is a one-time punk stylist whose soaring imagination helped turn Dior into a multimillion-dollar brand. So far, no charges have been filed against him.

The British fashion designer John Galliano in Paris in July 2010 at the end of the presentation of his Fall-Winter 2010-2011Haute Couture collection for Christian Dior.
Related article:
Dior Fires John Galliano After Bigotry Complaints

Source: NY Times


  1. Portman's response is completely expected after the disgusting things that have been said by Galliano. Not only has Portman responded appropriately to this, but Dior has done so as well. Their suspending Galliano following the initial reports against Galliano truly proves their zero tolerance policy on this.

  2. Oh! Too bad for him! He should not have made those remarks especially when he's someone so famous and in the public eye!

  3. Well...well famous people should be careful of what they say. :p

  4. if there's such a cafe in here, sure it will beat down all those chain modernised old style cafe..