Designer John Galliano gets sacked by Christian Dior

John Galliano, the noted British fashion designer,  was <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/03/john-galliano-fired-dior-designer-anti-semitic-video-natalie-portman.html">fired</a> by the French fashion house Christian Dior over alleged anti-Semitic comments he made in a Parisian cafe. He was caught on video saying he "loved Hitler" and will <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/03/john-galliano-apoligizes-court-anti-semitic-remarks.html">face trial</a> in France over the remarks. Oscar-winner Natalie Portman, who is the face of the Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, railed against the designer and said she would no longer be associated with him over his remarks. Speculation about whether he would show at Dior's Fashion Week show circulated among fashionistas, but <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/alltherage/2011/03/at-dior-the-john-galliano-show-goes-on.html">the show went on without its designer</a> anyway. His own namesake brand was set for Sunday, though it will appear in a much more informal setting. Galliano, who has since checked himself into rehab, had acquired an <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/03/john-galliano-anti-semitic-remarks-video-whoopi-gaga.html">unlikely ally</a> in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001977" title="Whoopi Goldberg" href="/topic/entertainment/whoopi-goldberg-PECLB001977.topic">Whoopi Goldberg</a>.

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John Galliano, the noted British fashion designer, was fired by the French fashion house Christian Dior over alleged anti-Semitic comments he made in a Parisian cafe. He was caught on video saying he "loved Hitler" and will face trial in France over the remarks. Oscar-winner Natalie Portman, who is the face of the Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, railed against the designer and said she would no longer be associated with him over his remarks. Speculation about whether he would show at Dior's Fashion Week show circulated among fashionistas, but the show went on without its designer anyway. His own namesake brand was set for Sunday, though it will appear in a much more informal setting. Galliano, who has since checked himself into rehab, had acquired an unlikely ally in Whoopi Goldberg.

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