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Karl Lagerfield On John Galliano Controversy: "It's A Horrible Image For Fashion, I'm Furious With Him"

Mar 2, 2011 01:18 PM


John Galliano's drunken anti-Semitic rant got him fired from Christian Dior, and now one of his fashion colleagues is speaking out.

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfield released the following statement:

    "I’m furious, if you want to know. I’m furious that it could happen, because the question is no longer even whether he really said it. The image has gone around the world. It’s a horrible image for fashion, because they think that every designer and everything in fashion is like this. This is what makes me crazy in that story.

    The thing is, we are a business world where, especially today, with the Internet, one has to be more careful than ever, especially if you are a publicly known person. You cannot go in the street and be drunk — there are things you cannot do... I’m furious with him because of the harm he did to LVMH and [chairman and ceo] Bernard Arnault, who is a friend, and who supported him more than he supported any other designer in his group, because Dior is his favorite label. It’s as if he had his child hurt."

Ouch! Aside from this drama, Galliano did get some good news regarding a recent case involving trademark rights to his famous name. A U.N.-appointed arbitrator just ruled that the domain name galliano.fr must be given to the designer within the next ten days.

As for the alleged anti-Semitic rant, Galliano has issued an apology. Read what he had to say ... after the jump.

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Karl Lagerfeld "Love-Slaps" Lindsay Lohan!

Mar 11, 2010 01:39 PM


So cute! Wait, what?

Lindsay Lohan has been Tweeting nonstop about her adventures in Paris this week - and today she "headed to film 'le grand journal' with Karl Lagerfeld!!!!!" Oh, she also says "jesus lutz *wish me luck!" Hmm, what's that about?

Anyway, her pal Markus just Tweeted this delicious message:


Jealous??? Who wouldn't wanna be slapped (with love) by Karl?

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Lagerfeld's New Look

Aug 27, 2008 06:00 AM


And by new look, I mean he looks exactly the same - not that there's anything wrong with that! I mean, this is Karl Lagerfeld: learn it, live it, love it!

Here's the fashion icon out in St. Tropez this past weekend in his signature attire...

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Hmm, wonder why that guy in the back is covering his face? It's just too intense being in the presence of greatness!

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Frances Bean to Become New Face of Chanel?

Apr 28, 2008 10:53 AM

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Fifteen-year-old Frances Bean Cobain is in talks with Karl Lagerfeld to be featured in an ad campaign for Chanel, according to the Daily Mail!

Courtney is apparently "concerned" about young Frances working for the fashion giant at such a young age - and that's not just because Courtney was in trouble with the legend after being caught wearing a fake Chanel! But if Frances does decide to do the campaign, she'll be in great company.

Both Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley have shilled for Chanel.

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Karl's Two Shiny New Toys

Aug 15, 2007 03:59 PM

One is the Lamborghini. The other is the boy driving it!

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Lagerfeld's New Look
The Man In White


The Man In White

Aug 6, 2007 11:41 AM

Famous fashion designer extraordinaire, the effortlessly unique Karl Lagerfeld was spotted out and about in St. Tropez. (I think we're going to have to move our offices there!) The influential German designer - whose fans include young celebs like Lindsay Lohan - wore his signature white with dark sunglasses. Don't you want to see him and Joan Collins toss back a couple martinis together? That would be AWESOME.

Hey, I'm just saying!

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