Just wanted to highlight Sidney Toledano’s statement at the Dior Fall 2011 show. I may take occasional issue with the French, but my. This is graceful.
“Since its founding by Monsieur Dior, the House of Christian Dior has lived an extraordinary and wonderful story and has had the honor of embodying France’s image, and its values, all around the world. What has happened over the last week has been a terrible and wrenching ordeal to 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.
…The heart of the House of Dior, which beats unseen, is made up of its teams and studios, of its seamstresses and craftsman, who work hard day after day, never counting the hours, and carrying on the values and the vision of Monsieur Dior.”
It took Dior one weekend to dismiss Galliano for his anti-Semitic tirade. I’m still seeing quite a lot of Mel Gibson. USA take note. See the full piece at On the Runway.