John Galliano has reportedly been fired by his namesake label, according to Women's Wear Daily.
He was dismissed from his duties at Christian Dior last month after his arrest for assault and making anti-Semitic remarks, but until now, it was unclear what would happen with the designer's eponymous line, 91 percent of which is owned by Dior. The decision was supposedly made at a recent meeting.
WWD writes that selling the Galliano house "is not an immediate priority," although there have been offers, adding:
It is understood the in-house design team at John Galliano, which shares members with Dior's, will be charged with producing collections at a house prized for bias-cut dresses, newspaper prints and retro-tinged tailoring. A pre-spring collection is already said to be in the works.
The label held its ready-to-wear show in March without the designer present. There were only 19 looks and a model, perhaps unwittingly, made a statement with a Jewish star tattoo.
Last weekend, Galliano was spotted at Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport where he was shouted at by a passerby. He is rumored to have completed a one-month stay at rehab in Arizona and is expected to receive a court date in France come May 12.
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