Oh how do we love Diane von Furstenberg! The head of CFDA and creative designer of her own label has spoken out against and in support of John Galliano.
Von Furstenberg went on Good Morning America this morning and commented on the anti-semitic mess that Galliano finds himself in. Von Furstenbreg, who is Jewish and who’s mother was actually in a camp in her 20’s, had this to say:
- “It is a tragedy. First of all, let me tell you, I’m a Holocaust survivor; my mother, at the age of 20, was in a camp, so clearly, I cannot accept [his comments]. I mean, the things that were said by him (are) completely, totally unacceptable. Having said that, John, as I know him, is a very sensitive, very fragile person, so I think he was to some degree provoked. I think he was laughed at and he appears…like, at least watching the tape, a child in a cage and trying to do, say things that he doesn’t mean to defend himself. So definitely what he said is unacceptable, but I also know that he is a totally fragile, loving, wonderful artist and I think that to some degree, he was provoked.”
Such perspective and compassion this superstar of a woman has.
John Galliano definitely does not have this kind of support from all of those in the fashion industry. Karl Lagerfeld spoke out against Galliano expressing how he could not believe that Galliano would bring this type of attention and disgrace to the fashion industry.
Galliano is expected to go to court to stand trial for his actions. If found guilty he could be expected to serve up to 6 months in jail and a hefty fine.