It’s been reported that John Galliano is suing Dior, at the Conseil des Prud’hommes, the French Labour Court that deals with disputes relating to performance and breach of contract between employees and employers. Galliano, former creative director of Dior, was famously removed from his position following the emergence of a video tape showing Galliano making anti-Semitic remarks towards people in a Paris bar. The details of the case are as yet unknown, but rumors are that Galliano’s claim is for €15 million. A spokesperson for Galliano has declined to comment.
Galliano not only lost his position as creative director of one of the World’s biggest fashion houses, but as the chief designer of John Galliano, his namesake label, which is fact owned by LVMH group.
Just last week, Galliano was stripped of his Legion d’Honneur award! Which was taken away by French president, Francois Hollande. Galliano had received this award in 2010, the highest accolade available in the order, for his services to the fashion industry. Just months later, Galliano was fired from Dior and convicted of making racist remarks. Was the stripping of his medal the last straw for Galliano? It certainly seems that way as he now prepares to take on the mighty LVMH in court. According to the Telegraph , the hearing will take place on February 4, 2013. Get ready for the biggest fashion showdown since Louboutin took on YSL!