John Galliano has been canned, loves. In a blaze of disgrace no less. By now you might have seen the video and heard that the new face of Miss Dior Cherie, Oscar Award winning Natalie Portman, has denounced any ties. Rightfully so as Mizz Portman herself is, Israeli/Jewish – Galliano’s target of choice.
It’s sad, really. It’s highly unprofessional. For all the faithful Jewish customers and those employed by Dior that have been indirectly affected, our empathy lies with you. We cannot fathom what sparked such a response from an otherwise loved and respected designer. The actual video, though we will not host it here, is on YouTube. Judge for yourself after viewing. Our personal opinion would be that you need to hear the other side. From the looks of it, the patrons filming him without his knowledge/consent seem to be taunting him while he’s having dinner and perhaps a drink or five. It would be impolite to say, but had it been another group targeted, we’re not sure the same measures would’ve been taken. It’s a little tar & feather, the arresting and whatnot. I think that was a bit much.
The outcome? Galliano will enter rehab (They have all kinds of cover-your-ass rehab these days.) and Richard Tisci is slated to carry on in Galliano’s place. We wonder, what will become of his own line? What will Dior shows be like now, without it’s long time Mad Hatter? Most likely droll and unimaginative. Many in the small fashion bubble have spoken out – some in devout support and others in disgust. Of course, there is Natalie Portman but as of late Isaac Mizrahi has taken a less PC approach. Says Mizrahi:
“Galliano was more of a fetishist to me. He was more of a fetishist than a democrat. And I refer to him in the past tense, because I don’t think he’ll work again. I hope not. I hope he doesn’t work again.”
“I guess I’m the wrong one to talk to, because I never really liked sort of what he did so much. I liked better what McQueen did. I liked better what Vivienne Westwood did,” he said. “So now I don’t like it, and he’s a Jew hater? I was like, buh-bye.”
Isaac Mizrahi has washed his hands, Vogue – UK & Italia are pissed, Karl Lagerfeld (Our beloved & coveted) is outraged for the image Galliano has portrayed not for himself, but for all designers and the house of Christian Dior and yet Giorgio Armani, Patricia Field, Jean Paul Gaultier and even Galliano’s accuser who shot the video do not believe he said those things with ill intent. Only time will tell how things will fall apart or into place. Oh well, until then be careful of what you say my darlings… It’ll co$t you.