John Galliano

I take responsibility for my antisemitic rant, John Galliano tells Jewish audience

By Rosa Doherty, May 28, 2015

Fashion designer John Galliano has said that he has learned to accept responsibility for the antisemitic comments he made during a drunken rant in 2010.

Speaking at the launch of a new Jewish educational project on Thursday night, the controversial designer said: "I am an alcoholic. I am an addict we addicts are not responsible for our disease. But that is by no means an excuse.


Anger over shuls' invite to Galliano

By Rosa Doherty, May 7, 2015

Synagogue members have threatened to boycott an event featuring disgraced fashion designer John Galliano.

He is due to speak on a panel at the session hosted by three central London synagogues later this month.

The event is the first in the Connect series, an educational partnership between the Central, Western Marble Arch and New West End synagogues, sponsored by the Chief Rabbinate.


John Galliano is 'man of dignity' says rabbi who invited him to shul

By Sandy Rashty, April 29, 2015

John Galliano will speak at the launch of a West End of London Jewish learning programme sponsored by the Chief Rabbinate.

The fashion designer was invited to next month’s event by Central Synagogue's rabbi, Barry Marcus, who has helped him repair relations with the Jewish community after he was sacked by Christian Dior four years ago for an antisemitic rant in a Paris bar.


Rabbi reveals how he helped Galliano

By Rosa Doherty, April 2, 2015

A UK-based rabbi has revealed how he helped fashion designer John Galliano try to repair his relationship with the Jewish community.

Rabbi Barry Marcus, of the Central Synagogue in London, praised Galliano’s attempts at rehabilitation after a drunken antisemitic rant in a Paris bar in 2011.


John Galliano loses unfair dismissal case against Dior

By Sandy Rashty, November 6, 2014

Fashion designer John Galliano has lost an unfair dismissal against Christian Dior – and been ordered to pay the top fashion house a symbolic €1.

The Gibraltar born designer was sacked by Dior after he was filmed telling two Italian women that Jews should be gassed. The incident took place in December 2010.


Jewish fashion boss backs Galliano return

By Cecelia Rencatti and Josh Jackman, October 15, 2014

A Jewish fashion boss has insisted that John Galliano, who was found guilty of an antisemitic tirade in 2011, is ready to return to the world of fashion.

Mr Galliano was handed suspended fines totalling €6,000 (£5,200) after admitting to declaring his love for Hitler during a rant in Paris cafe in February 2011.


Sorry, Mr Galliano, but I can't forgive or forget your abuse

By Tamara Corin, October 14, 2014

The fashion world is indeed vastly different from the one that the rest of us tend to inhabit. Having worked in and around the industry for more than 15 years, I can confidently say that this has never been more true than it is today.


Galliano gets top fashion job

By Naomi Firsht, October 6, 2014

John Galliano is rejoining the fashion world three years after an antisemitic rant saw him fired from Dior and excommunicated from the industry.

The British designer has been taken on as creative director of fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.

Mr Galliano, 53, spent almost 15 years at Dior before his drunken antisemitic rant in La Perle, a bar in Paris in 2011.


Stephen Fry hires John Galliano as costume designer for Oscar Wilde show

By Sandy Rashty, December 17, 2013

Stephen Fry has employed disgraced fashion designer John Galliano to design the costumes for his theatrical production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest.

The move comes two years after Mr Galliano faced criminal charges for a drunken antisemitic rant.


Fashion world split over Galliano job at Vogue

By Sandy Rashty, November 21, 2013

The fashion world is split over Vogue UK magazine’s decision to use disgraced designer John Galliano as guest fashion editor for its December edition.

British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman described Mr Galliano — who faced criminal charges after a drunken antisemitic rant in 2011 — as a designer “informed by a richness of imagination and history”.