Kanye's Favorite Fashion Label Hires a Noted Racist and Anti-Semite

Allie Jones · 10/06/14 10:17AM

Noted racist and anti-Semite John Galliano has officially come back to fashion. Maison Martin Margiela, the couture label that designed Kanye West's Yeezus tour wardrobe, confirmed today that Galliano will be its new creative director. Kanye himself first announced the news on Twitter.

The Fashion World Is on the Cusp of Forgiving John Galliano

Brian Moylan · 11/14/11 07:17PM

John Galliano, the Dior designer who was found guilty of hate speech for his anti-Semitic rant in a Paris bar and fired from both Dior and his John Galliano label, is about to be welcomed back to the fashion fold. How can we tell? The sympathetic quotes are piling up.

Marc Jacobs Might Get His Chance to Ruin Dior

Brian Moylan · 08/22/11 01:23PM

Ever since John Galliano flamed out and was fired as head designer for Dior after an anti-Semitic rant, the historic French fashion house has been without a creative director. Apparently very American (and ironically very Jewish) designer Marc Jacobs might fill the position.

Donna Karan Kicks Off the Fashion Industry Defending John Galliano Tour

Brian Moylan · 04/14/11 01:01PM

Noted fashion designer (and Jew) Donna Karan says that John Galliano's anti-Semitic rants were "blown out of proportion." She told New York magazine, "I know John. I've met John. He's a wonderful designer, a brilliant designer, and he probably needs help and support right now. To be a designer's a very taskful situation, and sometimes it can push a few limits." Yup, give it six months and he'll be fully back in the fashion industry's good graces.

John Galliano's Accuser Defends Him In an Interview

Adrian Chen · 03/11/11 12:59PM

One of the men who says fashionable pirate John Galliano hurled anti-Semitic slurs at him at a French restaurant last month has spoken out in an interview with Le Parisien. He doesn't think Galliano's actually a racist.

John Galliano's Final Collection for Dior

Brian Moylan · 03/04/11 03:50PM

Even though head designer John Galliano was fired for an anti-Semitic tirade earlier this week, Dior still had to show its fall/winter collection at Paris Fashion Week today. CEO Sidney Toledano addressed the crowd before the presentation, saying, "What has happened over the last week has been a terrible and wrenching ordeal for us all. It has been deeply painful to see the Dior name associated with the disgraceful statements attributed to its designer. However brilliant he may be."

How the Hell is Anti-Semitism Having a 'Moment'?

Brian Moylan · 03/02/11 05:00PM

We're used to all sorts of crazy trends coming out of the world of pop culture, but the most recent one is incredibly alarming. What kind of world do we live in where anti-Semitism is not only acceptable, but the flavor of the moment?