John Galliano Stripped of Legion Honour, Sues Dior
29th OF August 2012
Fashion designer John Galliano has been stripped of his Legion of Honour Award by French President, François Hollande and now he is sueing Dior for $18.8 million.
WWD has reported that following his conviction for hurling anti-Semitic abuse at a woman outside a Paris café in February 2011, Galliano has been stripped of his Legion of Honour Award by French President, François Hollande. John Galliano found guilty of anti-Semitic abuse.
The British fashion designer, who was ousted from creative director roles at both Christian Dior and his own label following his arrest, was decorated as a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour at the Elysée Palace in 2010. The award is traditionally given for services to France, with other decorated fashion luminaries numbering Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaïa, Franca Sozzani, Marc Jacobs and Anna Wintour.
With rumours circling that he is poised to make a make a comeback, Galliano can't seem to escape this incident but was spotted having lunch with Anna Wintour this week.
And now the disgraced designer is suing fashion house Dior for $18.8 million. for $18.8 million. Details are as of yet unknown, but the label's ex-Creative Director has filed an employee/employer dispute with an industrial tribunal that hears cases related to breaches of contract. The trial date is set for February 4.
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