john galliano, a sad story

As many of you probably know, John Galliano has been in the news lately, and not for designing the best collection of 2011. He let a couple words slip last week, which should have never been expressed by anyone, let alone someone so much in the public eye. News is, he is going to rehab, most likely in Arizona, where John Elton and Donatella went previously.

Galliano's words more than upset the fashion community, as his slurs hit close to home, with Natalie Portman. Natalie was supposed to support Dior's new collection on the red carpet at the 2011 Oscars, however, being jewish, and having heard Galliano's crude statements, a costume change was in order.
She wore a beautiful plum coloured maternity gown instead, from Rodarte.

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Taken from CBS News:

"But after the recent controversy surrounding Dior's now former creative director John Galliano and his public anti-Semitic rant, it's possible Portman pulled the plug in order to disassociate herself from the British designer.
Last Friday, Galliano was accused of verbally assaulting a couple with anti-Semitic slurs at a Paris cafe, for which he was detained and questioned by French police. And on Monday, a cellphone video leaked online that featured Galliano saying, "I love Hitler."
Portman condemned Galliano in a statement released Monday, saying: "I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano's comments that surfaced. In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way."


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