Dior doing fine without John Galliano
Designer John Galliano’s dismissal from Christian Dior has had no negative effect on sales, it has been revealed.
The French design house’s CEO, Sidney Toledana said he was surprised by the brand’s remarkable rise in revenue - which topped $1 billion for the first time in 2011, a 21 percent increase on the previous year - despite the absence of a permanent creative director following Galliano’s firing.
The 61-year-old designer was sacked after his anti-Semitic rant was filmed in a French bar.
He was subsequently given a €6,000 fine by a Paris court after being found guilty of ‘public insults’.
Although stars such as Nathalie Portman were disgusted by his outburst, his close friend Kate Moss wore a dazzling Galliano dress for her wedding to Kills guitarist Jamie Hince last year.