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March 3, 2011
Paris prosecutors on Wednesday ordered John Galliano to stand trial over alleged racial insults ? a development welcomed by the famous fashion designer's attorney, who said his client has been the victim of a "veritable lynching" in the court of public opinion. The trial could take place between April and June, and Galliano, 50, could face up to six months in prison and $31,000 in fines if convicted, the prosecutors office said. The news came shortly after the designer apologized for his behavior after fashion house Christian Dior sacked him as creative director over anti-Semitic remarks.
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NEWS
November 29, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Jay Z has met with Barneys New York officials to discuss an internal advisory council that is to be formed to deal with the isse of racial profiling, WWD reports. [WWD] John Galliano, fired as creative director at Dior in March 2011 for making anti-Semitic comments, won the right to have his wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employers heard in a French labor court. [WWD] The Duchess of Cambridge wore an Alice Temperley cocktail dress and Jimmy Choo heels to present an award Thursday night at an event for the SportsAid charity.
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NEWS
February 5, 2013 | By Susan Denley
John Galliano, fired as creative director at Christian Dior in 2011 after his racist bar rants came to light, on Monday won a round in court in his unlawful-dismissal lawsuit against Dior and his namesake John Galliano label. A French court ruled that it is qualified to hear the case. [WWD] (Subscription required.) For Galliano, there's a lot of money riding on this, according to court documents, which show he was paid a fixed annual salary of $1 million euros (about $1.3 million)
NEWS
June 17, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
John Galliano's redemption media tour is upon us. Last week, he appeared on "Charlie Rose," and his full interview with Vanity Fair contributing editor Ingrid Sischy is now online at VanityFair.com. The British fashion designer was caught  on video in a Paris bar in 2010 making anti-Semitic remarks that prompted his ouster from the storied French fashion house of  Christian Dior  and from his own label in 2011. In the Vanity Fair interview, Galliano speaks about his difficult childhood.
NEWS
April 22, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is sporting a new hair do. 'The Hunger Games' and "Silver Linings Playbook' star attended the GLAAD media awards with a shorter hairstyle. Her blond hair is now at shoulder-length with choppy layers and side-swept bangs. [ US Weekly ] Ever wondered what designer John Galliano would be like as a mentor or teacher? Here's your chance to find out. The designer will teach a class at Parsons the New School for Design called Show Me Emotion. Galliano will lead the three-day workshop class with Parsons dean of fashion Simon Collins.
NEWS
June 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Designer John Galliano appeared on the " Charlie Rose " show Wednesday night.  In his first television interview since he was caught on video in a Paris bar in 2010 making anti-Semitic remarks that prompted his ouster from the storied French fashion house of Christian Dior and from his own label in 2011. Galliano was clean-shaven, wore a conservative-looking sports coat, his hair slicked back into a ponytail, and was soft-spoken, in stark contrast to the Napoleonic-looking poses he once struck at the end of his runway extravaganzas, when he would appear in costume for the adoring crowd.
NEWS
August 29, 2012 | By Susan Denley
John Galliano, fired as creative director at Christian Dior in 2011 during a scandal over his use of anti-Semitic and other ethnic slurs during a couple of meltdowns, is believed to have lodged some kind of complaint against his former employer with the Conseil des Prud'hommes, a French labor court. But details are  unclear, and his representatives won't comment. [Vogue UK]   [Telegraph] Nicole Richie launches her new Nicole fragrance -- her first -- on Wednesday. It features notes of blackberry, orange, golden amber, Moroccan rose, cashmere, sandalwood, sugared patchouli and vanilla absolute, and was inspired in part by her mother.
NEWS
June 17, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
John Galliano's redemption media tour is upon us. Last week, he appeared on "Charlie Rose," and his full interview with Vanity Fair contributing editor Ingrid Sischy is now online at VanityFair.com. The British fashion designer was caught  on video in a Paris bar in 2010 making anti-Semitic remarks that prompted his ouster from the storied French fashion house of  Christian Dior  and from his own label in 2011. In the Vanity Fair interview, Galliano speaks about his difficult childhood.
NEWS
August 2, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Former Dior creative head John Galliano, who famously lost his job last year amid a scandal over anti-Semitic rants (and who subsequently went to rehab to deal with the underlying causes of his meltdown) reportedly is considering moving to Los Angeles. [The Hollywood Reporter] Fame, Lady Gaga's much-hyped first fragrance, went on sale in a pop-up shop in Tokyo's Harajuku district.  It won't be available in the States until September. [WWD] Katy Perry is on the cover of Elle's September issue, wearing a candy-pink dress.
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January 17, 2010 | By Adam Tschorn
Economic downturn be damned. Some notable new activity is planned for the men's 2010-11 European runway shows, scheduled to start this weekend in Milan, Italy. Although some labels -- such as Yohji Yamamoto, Missoni and Moschino -- are scaling back their presentations, others are returning to the formal runways. Alexander McQueen, who opted off the runway and served up his men's collection last season in a short film/presentation format, is headed back to the Milan catwalk. The designer, who continually fills his runways as much with social commentary as with clothes, has us eager to see what's up his sleeve this time.
NEWS
June 13, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Taylor Swift wore an Emilio Pucci white silk plisse halter-neck dress with sheer midriff and a train to the 2013 FiFi Awards in New York on Wednesday, where she won for celebrity fragrance of the year. [Perez Hilton] John Galliano went on the "Charlie Rose" show Wednesday night and said that when he made the anti-Semitic comments that got him fired as creative director at Christian Dior he was in an alcohol blackout and that he must have been channeling dancer Rudolf Nureyev: "Around the time of that event, I was heavily researching for my John Galliano menswear collection, which was inspired by the life of Rudolph Nureyev, who was an anti-Semite.
NEWS
June 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Designer John Galliano appeared on the " Charlie Rose " show Wednesday night.  In his first television interview since he was caught on video in a Paris bar in 2010 making anti-Semitic remarks that prompted his ouster from the storied French fashion house of Christian Dior and from his own label in 2011. Galliano was clean-shaven, wore a conservative-looking sports coat, his hair slicked back into a ponytail, and was soft-spoken, in stark contrast to the Napoleonic-looking poses he once struck at the end of his runway extravaganzas, when he would appear in costume for the adoring crowd.
NEWS
May 8, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Beyonce has been to four Met Galas and has learned how to make the most notable entrance. On Monday night, in her Givenchy gown, she made the grandest entrance of all, becoming, says Charlotte Cowles at the Cut,  "a human grand finale" of the evening's celebrity arrivals. [The Cut] After the gala, celebrities gathered at the Met's Temple of Dendur for the requisite official after-party. Florence Welch introduced Blondie, and Debbie Harry, dressed in Givenchy, belted out songs such as "One Way or Another" and "(You Gotta)
NEWS
April 26, 2013
Michelle Rodriguez, co-starring with Vin Diesel in "Fast and Furious 6," appears on the cover of the May issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, and says inside that she can make any style sexy. "I'll wear a leather jacket with nothing underneath," she said. She also said she prefers "manly" men: "I can't do metrosexuals who get their nails done more than me. Which is why, living in L.A. for eight years, you can't blame me for not having a partner!” Ouch! [Cosmopolitan for Latinas] Sofia Vergara, who plays glamorous bombshell Gloria on "Modern Family," is introducing a line of shapewear to be sold at Kmart, beginning in June.
NEWS
April 22, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is sporting a new hair do. 'The Hunger Games' and "Silver Linings Playbook' star attended the GLAAD media awards with a shorter hairstyle. Her blond hair is now at shoulder-length with choppy layers and side-swept bangs. [ US Weekly ] Ever wondered what designer John Galliano would be like as a mentor or teacher? Here's your chance to find out. The designer will teach a class at Parsons the New School for Design called Show Me Emotion. Galliano will lead the three-day workshop class with Parsons dean of fashion Simon Collins.
NEWS
April 15, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Emma Watson seemed poised and looked elegant as she accepted the Trailblazer award at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards Sunday in Culver City. She stood out at an event where, as my colleague Glenn Whipp writes, many of the stars seemed to use the Macklemore song "Thrift Shop" as a dressing inspiration. That seemed especially true of the men. (Taylor Lautner seemed to be bursting out of his too-small shirt as he accepted for Best Shirtless Performance -- but that was probably on purpose, of course.
WORLD
June 22, 2011 | By Devorah Lauter, Los Angeles Times
  Fashion designer John Galliano testified in a Paris courtroom Wednesday that an addiction to pills and alcohol kept him from recalling any alleged use of anti-Semitic and racist slurs on two separate occasions at a Paris bar. The outbursts cost Galliano his job at Dior, where he was one of the fashion industry's brightest stars, and left him facing accusations that he used profanity and derogatory comments while violating French law prohibiting...
IMAGE
October 16, 2011 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs may be the instantly recognizable names in American fashion today. But when it comes to the future establishment, Alexander Wang will surely be on the list. At just 27 years old, he is the reigning superstar of New York Fashion Week. His runway shows are celebrity-studded and his after-parties are not to be missed. He has a $2-million Tribeca loft, his collection is sold in 500 venues worldwide, and he has already attracted the attention of the world's biggest luxury group, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
NEWS
March 19, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Lindsay Lohan wore a sheer, white, peplumed pants outfit from 3.1 Phillip Lim's fall-winter 2012 collection to a court hearing in Los Angeles on Monday. [The Cut] It was just the latest in a string of questionable outfits the troubled actress has worn in court appearances. People Stylewatch termed it a "fashion felony. " [People Stylewatch] At the hearing, Lohan pleaded no contest to misdem e anor charges of reckless driving and providing false information to police in connection with a car crash last June.
NATIONAL
February 26, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- A prominent New York assemblyman is facing one of the most awkward battles of his long political career: trying to quell anger over having dressed in blackface for a costume party celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim, complete with dark face paint and a large Afro wig. Dov Hikind, who represents the 48th District in Brooklyn and was first elected in 1982, apologized Monday after photographs of his outfit surfaced on the Web, sounding...
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