For the first time in almost 15 years, the autumn/winter haute couture season opened in Paris yesterday with a Christian Dior show that did not feature John Galliano.
The fashion house Christian Dior fired its chief designer, John Galliano, yesterday for what it described as "particularly odious" remarks glorifying Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust.
Fashion house Christian Dior has sacked British designer John Galliano after allegations he made anti-Semitic remarks.
The British fashion designer John Galliano, already suspended by Christian Dior for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks, has been captured on video saying "I love Hitler" and glorifying the Holocaust.
The audience at a Christian Dior couture show expects the clothes to be presented with a theatrical flourish, and John Galliano delivered. Held at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, where Dior himself set up his grand salon, yesterday's show felt like a turbocharged take on the original couture shows of the late Forties and Fifties.
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John Galliano, the Christian Dior designer, kicked off the round of couture shows in Paris yesterday with an elegant visual argument for haute couture's place in the modern world.
President Nicolas Sarkozy was joined by fashion giants from around the globe yesterday in paying tribute to the iconic French designer, Yves Saint Laurent, who has died aged 71.
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