In a long line of eccentric male designers (Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Uncle Karl) John Galliano made them all look tame. While they dress umm, “conservatively” for the the fashion world, John Galliano was often as decked out as the girls on his runways.
Galliano was the creative director and head designer of Christian Dior, but fired over a scandal including anti-Semitism, assault, and a video documenting his affinity for Hitler. Allegedly, Natalie Portman was supposed to wear Dior on the Red Carpet for the Oscars but changed to Rodarte last minute because of the scandal.
True to celebrity fashion, John Galliano has publicly apologized and checked himself into rehab. I don’t exactly see how rehab can treat racism, but that’s what Hollywood would like for us to think.
One thing Galliano can be thankful for is that this hit the media at the same time as Charlie Sheen’s insanity peaking. When Mel Gibson offers you his support, you know you have issues.
Perhaps Sheen and Galliano can ban together. Charlie’s fire breathing fists might singe Galliano’s Fabio-esque hair off. That mane could make at least 5 wigs for cancer-stricken children.