16 April 2011
No Galliano At John Galliano
John Galliano has been officially let go at his eponymous label. The firm's board decided to eject the disgraced designer and let the design team at John Galliano produce forthcoming collections. Christian Dior, which owns 91 percent of John Galliano, has received expressions of interest in the label from its Italian licensing partner Ittierre, as well as a Chinese group and a firm from the Middle East; however, a sale of the company is reportedly not now considered. Mr Galliano was recently spotted at the Los Angeles airport after recently completing an "intensive" one-month treatment at an Arizona rehab center and is now in extended "aftercare." A date for his impending trial — which will determine whether he faces months in prison and a fine of 22,500 euros on account of public insult — is expected to be announced on May 12.