Christian Dior has sacked John Galliano in the wake of his antisemitic rants in a Paris café, effective immediately.
Dior’s Jewish chief executive Sidney Toledano described Mr Galliano’s behaviour as “odious".
The Oscar winning Israeli actress Natalie Portman has disassociated herself from Dior’s chief designer John Galliano following fresh revelations about the designer’s attitude towards Jews.
Despite her position as the face of the Miss Dior Cherie perfume, Ms Portman said she was “deeply shocked” by the allegations about Mr Galliano’s behaviour.
Fashion designer John Galliano is planning to meet the woman who accused him of an antisemitic rant in a Paris café.
The British couturier’s lawyer, Stephane Zerbib said Mr Galliano would attempt to settle the matter with Geraldine Bloch and restore his reputation in a meeting tomorrow.
A second, apparently antisemitic, rant by Dior’s chief designer John Galliano has been filmed in the same Paris bar in which the first incident is alleged to have taken place.
Fashion house Dior has suspended its chief designer John Galliano after he was arrested for allegedly making anti-Jewish comments.
Dior's chief executive Sidney Toledano, who is Jewish, said Mr Galliano would be relieved of his responsibilities until after the results of an investigation into the incident.
Fashion designer John Galliano has been arrested in Paris after allegedly making antisemitic remarks.
French police officials told AFP that the British designer was taken into custody for “minor violence”.
Mr Galliano, the chief designer for fashion house Dior, was said to have accosted a couple while they were eating at a café in Paris’ Marais district.