Art-director of the French fashion house Christian Dior, John Galliano is temporarily suspended from work, reports Agence France-Presse . Such a decision the company management decided because of the conflict, which became the reason for the detention of a fashion designer in Paris.
Galliano will not be able to return to work at least until the pending completion of investigation into the incident. French investigators have told reporters that a certain couple blames John Galliano in nationalist insults and threats that have caused a brawl with his participation in a restaurant in Paris’ Marais district.
According to police sources, who requested anonymity, when a quarrel, John Galliano was drunk. John Galliano’s Lawyers argue that the instigators of conflict were other visitors of the restaurant.
Galliano’s work at Dior since 1996. Previously, he was creative director of fashion house Givenchy.
Galliano’s suspension is a big blow at a bad moment for one of world fashion’s most storied companies. Dior would not comment on whether it would present its collection as planned at the Fall 2011 ready-to-wear shows that start up in Paris next week.
His flamboyant personality and over-the-top creations have become synonymous with Dior over his 14-year tenure. He revamped and modernized the image of the house and sent out intricate, imaginative collections themed around everything from ancient Egypt to Masai tribesmen and 18th century equestrians.
Known for his chameleon style, he thrills fashion insiders at the end of each runway show by taking a puffed-out rooster strut, always in an outrageous costume.