DIOR show on Friday goes ahead without Galliano

The house said in a statementof CHRISTIAN DIOR : “Today, because of the particularly odious nature of the behavior and words of John Galliano in a video made public this Monday, the Christian Dior house has decided to lay him off immediately and has begun firing procedures against him.” Owner of Dior, Bernard Arnault send a powerful message by firing Galliano, his favourite all time designer, leaving the brand in a difficult position during its gradual recovery from the crisis.

Dior had came under pressure after Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, one of the company’s spokesmodels, said in a statement she “will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. ”Christian Dior on Friday had suspended Galliano pending an investigation. The house is scheduled to present its fall-winter 2011-2012 ready-to-wear show on Friday as part of Paris fashion week.