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Galliano Guilty of Making Anti-Semitic Slurs

Designer handed a suspended sentence

(Newser) - He managed to escape the six months in jail he was facing, but John Galliano didn't manage to escape a guilty verdict. A Paris court today convicted the former Christian Dior designer for making "public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race, or ethnicity." He was given... More »

Galliano Talks of Addiction, His Father's Death

Galliano: "been pushed to the edge"

(Newser) - As menswear shows hit the runway in the City of Lights yesterday, a familiar designer was put to a different kind of test. In emotional testimony, former Dior designer John Galliano yesterday insisted he doesn't remember having made any anti-Semitic or racist rants, but acknowledged he was lost to... More »

John Galliano Blaming Drugs for Anti-Semitic Tirade

Booted fashion whiz testifies today in Paris

(Newser) - Fashion whiz John Galliano will blame drugs and claim amnesia today at his Paris trial for an anti-Semitic tirade against a Jewish customer in a local bar. The axed Dior creative director had a "triple addiction to alcohol, Valium, and sleeping pills," his attorney told Reuters . “The... More »

Galliano to Stand Trial for Slurs

Christian Dior insists runway show will go on

(Newser) - Fashion designer John Galliano has lost his job for making anti-Semitic slurs ; he may now lose his freedom as well. French prosecutors have announced that Galliano will stand trial on charges of making racist insults in public, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison and... More »

Galliano Heads to Rehab, Apologizes

He's obviously going through 'a difficult time,' says Giorgio Armani

(Newser) - Friends tell the New York Times that former Dior designer John Galliano is entering rehab after news of his apparently drunk , anti-Semitic rants emerged. Galliano, while still denying the claims against him, says he understands "that the accusations made against me have greatly shocked and upset people" and that... More »

Dior Fires John Galliano

Anti-Semitic remarks caught on video did him in

(Newser) - John Galliano is officially out at Christian Dior after a video surfaced of the designer making anti-Semitic remarks. Dior had previously suspended Galliano , after a couple accused him of making anti-Semitic comments and he was arrested for assault, but the fashion house said today it is firing him, the Wall ... More »

John Galliano Arrested After Anti-Semitic Rant

Fashion designer faces assault charges

(Newser) - Fashion designer John Galliano was arrested last night after allegedly going on an anti-Semitic rant and attacking a couple at a French cafe. Galliano, the chief designer at Christian Dior since 1996, was believed to have had a lot to drink at a bar in Paris's Marais district, known as... More »

Scotland Yard to Grill LiLo in $500K Bling Theft

(Newser) - Scotland Yard is seeking to question Lindsay Lohan as part of an investigation into the theft of some $500,000 in Dior jewelry she wore during an Elle photo shoot in London, reports TMZ. Lohan was featured on the cover. Lohan "kept going on about the jewels, asking if... More »

Accessory Faux Pas May Cost Theron $20M

Actress faces lawsuit over wristwatch

(Newser) - A federal lawsuit against Charlize Theron for breaching an endorsement contract will proceed, People reports. Raymond Weil is seeking the return of “substantial funds”—a reported $20 million—paid to the actress to wear its watches exclusively from 2005 to 2006. But Theron also had a deal with... More »

Fashion, Politics Unlikely Mix

Carla Bruni's outfits something of an obsession, though there's a flip side

(Newser) - Move over, Hollywood—these days, fashion designers are dying to get their wares on a new kind of celebrity: politicians. The last time Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy visited London, Dior issued no fewer than five press releases on their outfits, and Louis Vuitton has even hired Mikhail Gorbachev as... More »

Luxe Knockoffs Cost eBay $63M

French court favors Louis Vuitton; auction giant may boost anti- counterfeit measures

(Newser) - A French court sided today with couturier Louis Vuitton in a suit against eBay, ruling the auctioneer must pay $63.1 million in damages for fake goods sold on its site—a ruling the Wall Street Journal says will force eBay to step up anti-counterfeiting protections. EBay says it will... More »

Yves Saint Laurent Dead at Age 71

French designer shocked fashion world in 1960s and 70s

(Newser) - Twentieth-century fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent died today at his home in Paris, AFP reports. The reclusive designer, who was battling illness, said when he retired in 2002 that he had “always given the highest importance of all to respect for this craft, which is not exactly an art,... More »

Stone 'So Sorry' About Quake Karma Crack

Star apologizes for infuriating Chinese after Dior cuts ads

(Newser) - Sharon Stone has apologized for remarks suggesting bad "karma" for China's treatment of Tibet could have caused the Sichuan earthquake, AP reports. The apology came in a statement released through fashion company Christian Dior, which has dropped Stone from its Chinese ads. Stone's remarks caused widespread fury in China,... More »

Dior Vogue Shoot Is Cats Pajamas for Hello Kitty

Cartoon figure to model with Galliano

(Newser) - The newest icon to model the latest Dior designs is short, pudgy, and has stubby legs and facial hair. But that doesn't seem to bother Dior designer John Galliano, Reuters reports. The ubiquitous Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty will be featured in the upcoming issue of Japanese Vogue—sporting new... More »

10 Most-Wanted Luxury Brands

Forbes runs down the luxury brands we most desire

(Newser) - Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates may actually buy the most designer goods, but when money is no object, we’ve all got expensive tastes. One research group asked 25,000 consumers to forget about price tags and name the luxury brand they covet most. Forbes runs down the... More »

Fashionista Ferre Dies at 62

Italian was known as the "architect of fashion"

(Newser) - Italian designer Gianfranco Ferre died in Milan yesterday of a brain hemorrhage, at age 62. Ferre became the top designer for Parisian fashion powerhouse Christian Dior, an honor almost exclusively reserved for French designers, in 1989. He left Dior in 1996 to build his own lines, which became some of... More »

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