If John Galliano had thought that the public flogging and subsequent firing from Dior was the worst that could happen in terms of the fall-out following his arrest in Paris over alleged making anti-Semitic remarks, it would appear he was wrong.
Sources have told WWD that Galliano -- who has recently emerged from a stint in rehab -- has been officially fired from his eponymous label, John Galliano. Though the designer was swiftly dismissed from Dior following the release of a video depicting the Galliano making anti-Semitic slurs, the fate of his separate namesake collection had not been definitively addressed until now.
The John Galliano brand is 91 percent owned by Christian Dior SA, and according to the report, the company's board met and decided that the designer should no longer continue with the company. Apparently, several of Dior's licensing partners have inquired about acquiring the brand, but that the sale of the company is not an "immediate priority."
As for the design team at Galliano, WWD reports:
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.
An official statement is still forthcoming from officials at the brand, and meanwhile over at Dior, the fashion community is still waiting for Galliano's successor to be named.