They tried to make him go to rehab, and—unlike fellow Brit Amy Winehouse—designer John Galliano went willingly.
As PR Daily reported this week
, Galliano made anti-Semitic comments in a Paris café last week—comments that caused waves in the fashion world, beyond Christian Dior’s fashion house. Dior later fired Galliano after the surfacing of a video showing him saying, “I love Hitler.”
To help mitigate the damage to its reputation, Dior hired PR crisis firm Kekst, according to The Hollywood Reporter
The Wall Street Journal
reports that the British designer would seek immediate help for his “failures,” with Galliano saying in a statement:
"Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologize for my behavior in causing any offense."
The Daily Mail
says Galliano has entered rehab after losing his job with Dior. He will most likely face trial, because “anti-Semitic remarks are punishable by up to six months in prison.”
Judging from all the photos we’ve seen, it seems unlikely Galliano can pull off an orange jumpsuit.
Crimes against fashion.