Designer John Galliano
Actress Nicole Kidman wore a white Christian Dior gown to the Oscars on Sunday, despite the suspension of the fashion house’s head designer, John Galliano, following anti-Semitism claims against him.
The 50 year old British designer was involved in an altercation with a couple at the La Perle cafe in Paris last week during which he is accused of using anti-Semitic and anti-Asian slurs.
He is alleged to have called the woman a “dirty Jew face” and an “ugly, disgusting whore” and also allegedly insulted the Asian man.
He was arrested by the police and was suspended by Christian Dior pending an investigation.
While Galliano has denied the claims and has filed a defamation suit against the couple, more alleged evidence against him of anti-Semitism came to light this week.
Another woman has come forward claiming to also have been on the receiving end of anti-Semitic slurs from Galliano in October last year at the same Cafe.
And on Monday, The Sun tabloid posted a video in which a slurring Galliano tells a woman off-screen: “…I love Hitler, and people like you would be dead today. Your mothers, your forefathers, would be … gassed and … dead.”
Making anti-Semitic remarks is illegal in France and can be punished with up to six months in jail.