Sidney Toledano, Dior’s president and CEO, stated: “I condemn most firmly the statements made by John Galliano which are a total contradiction with the essential values that have always been defended by the House of Christian Dior.”
Have you seen the video? It's a sad sad thing to behold. First and foremost because of the things he was saying. Secondly because it makes you wonder how someone who creates such beautiful things can behave in such an ugly way. And thirdly, because he is so so so so DRUNK!!!
It's sad to see a person who on the outside seems to live such a blessed existence drinking alone in a bar, spewing such vileness. This kind of behavior always makes me wonder about a person's state of mind and self worth. People who truly love themselves just don't behave like this.
Many were shocked when Dior suspended him with a quickness after the first allegations came to light on Friday. I admit, I too found it a bit curious that Dior would suspend him without any proof, but it's obvious now that they knew more than we did. They didn't seem shocked or surprised. Which leads me to believe that they must have observed or at least heard of similar behavior in the past. Who knows, he might have already been officially warned for this sort of behavior.
I'm curious to see how this plays out. As of now, Dior intends to proceed with its runway show in Paris this Friday.