The Paris fashion house Dior is in no hurry to name a new creative director, thus replacing the ex one, fashion icon John Galliano, Relaxnews reports. The chief executive of Dior declared on Monday that the house will take its time to find the perfect long time replacement.
Sidney Toledano, chief executive of Dior, told AFP that the fashion house follows a certain policy when searching for a replacement: “You know when you ask young girls all the time when they are going to get married, they reply: When I find the right man.” Said Toledano and added that “all options are open for the future.”
The same Monday, Dior presented the first haute couture collection by Galliano in the absence of the designer. The applause and the cheering were received by right hand-man in the Dior’s atelier, Bill Gaytten. He has taken the collection into his hands and is assisted by Susanna Venegas. The fashion presentation was organized at the Rodin museum.
John Galliano is now facing chargers of anti-Semitic behavior that may come down to several months in prison. This year in February, the famous designer was video recorded in a bar, chatting with some women, while drunk. At one point he tells a woman that he loves Hitler and that her parents would be gassed if the Nazi were still in charge. “I love Hitler. People like you would be dead today. Your mothers, your forefathers would be f***ing gassed and f***ing dead.” In addition to that he calls her “ugly”. The woman filed for a lawsuit against Galliano.
The process starts on September 8. If found guilty, he faces up to 6 months in prison and a fine of 22,000 euros (31,000 dollars)
Galliano has been the creative director of Dior for a long time. He took charge of the haute couture of the fashion house in October 1996.