John Galliano to Fight Dior in Court


Although a French court has agreed to hear his arguments for compensation from Christian Dior, the fact of the matter is that if you claim in public that you love Hitler, chances are pretty slim that you're going to keep your high-profile fashion industry job no matter how much clout you apparently think you have in the world. 


Galliano appeared at a hearing at the conseil de prud'hommes (France's equivalent to an employment tribunal) in Paris yesterday. His lawyer claimed victory after the court ruled it was qualified to hear the 52-year-old designer's claims against his dismissal of creative director of Christian Dior in March 2011, report WWD.

After 15 years in the role, Galliano was fired after allegations that he had subjected a couple in a Paris café to an anti-Semitic outburst. He was subsequently fired from his eponymous label in April 2011, which is 91 per cent owned by Christian Dior and found guilty of the claims in September of that year. Read More

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