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03/03/2011 09:07 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Should Fashion Boycott Dior's Galliano-Designed Show On Friday?

Update (3/4): The Telegraph reports that Galliano's runway show for his namesake line, which was to be held on Sunday, has been canceled. A smaller presentation will be held instead -- "It is unlikely the designer himself will be there, as he has reportedly entered rehab."

Previously: With head designer John Galliano fired and already at rehab, the Dior Fall-Winter 2011 show is set to go on at Paris Fashion Week on Friday. But because the collection was designed by Galliano, who is being accused of anti-semitism and was videotaped saying "I love Hitler," will the fashion industry see this as an opportunity to show their condemnation of his behavior?

From Reuters:

Some fashion insiders were weighing the implications of attending the show on Friday. The editor of a prominent U.S. fashion web site said he would not.

"I think a lot of people reacted with shock to this whole affair and they would, should and could boycott the show. I certainly will," said one buyer from Chicago on the sidelines of Dries Van Noten's fashion show, who asked not to be named.

On Sunday, Galliano's eponymous label will also put on their show at Paris Fashion Week. (No word on whether Galliano will be there, but it's unlikely.) It remains to be seen what kind of attendance that show will have.

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