Reports are flooding the internet that John Galliano has been suspended from his position as Creative Director at Christian Dior. This follows news of an incident that Galliano was allegedly involved in an argument at a bar in Paris’s Marais district, last night. It is believed that the designer had a heated exchange of words with a couple at an adjoining table in ‘La Perle’, and although there are conflicting stories of what followed, the police were called and Galliano voluntarily accompanied them to the station to make a statement. He was later escorted home.
Moments ago, Sidney Toledano, Christian Dior’s chief executive, released this statement; 'Dior affirms with the utmost conviction its policy of zero tolerance towards any antisemitic or racist words or behaviour. Pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities.'
The Christian Dior show is due to take place this Friday at Paris Fashion Week.