John Galliano pulled a Mel Gibson last night, and Dior is not happy. Dior has suspended the designer from the company after his arrest last night for an anti-Semitic verbal assault against a couple in Paris. The fashion house said they have a zero tolerance policy for racism and anti-Semitism. Their statement also said that Galliano’s suspension will remain until the results of a Paris police investigation. And that could mean no more Galliano.
What this means for the fashion house, however, is utter chaos. With Paris Fashion Week looming, the word is out on whether the show will go on. Galliano’s Dior show is scheduled for Friday, March 4th, and Galliano (pictured at the Dior celebration of the reopening of its 57th Street Boutique at the LVMH Tower Magic Room on December 8, 2010 in New York City) has his own label’s show set for Sunday, March 6th. Also hanging in the balance are those dresses and promotions for Sunday’s Oscars. While many a lady was probably expecting to walk down the red carpet in Dior, one in particular might have to back out. Natalie Portman was widely expected to wear Dior as the face of Miss Dior Cherie. Portman is Jewish. Awkward.