As many of you may already know, John Galliano has been fired from Christian Dior. I just found out today, and I am shocked, saddened and angered. In no way do I think his comments were appropriate; I do think Galliano does need to take responsibility for what he has said. But to be fired from the house is just too much. From a fashion point of view (which I think in this case, is a fairly important perspective to be considering), a Dior without Galliano is almost no Dior at all. People have come to associate Galliano with Dior, and the flavour and talent that Galliano brings to Dior is irreplaceable. No one can design like Galliano, and if Dior is firm on their position to keep Galliano out, then I worry for the future of the house. An extended suspension would have been, in my eyes, the best path to take. I am here praying that Dior will eventually take Galliano back, for I really cannot imagine Dior without him.
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