My friends laughed (briefly…out of love….i hope…) after I got the above tattooed on my arm last year. It’s an Einstein quote that reads “If A = success, X is work, Y is play and Z is keeping your mouth shut.” What that means to me is a whole other story, but in today’s news, it sounds like John Galliano of Dior could have taken a cue from my tat last eve!
Everyone is talking about it. The Satoralist, however, is saying all of the right things. See below:
So by now you have all heard the news.
Dior has suspended John Galliano while they investigate the alleged anti-Semitic remarks that landed the designer in jail last night.
So, I understand and agree with the Dior zero-tolerence policy regarding race and religion, but isn’t suspending someone based solely on allegation a little hasty? I thought that, even in Paris, you’re considered innocent till proven guilty.
I always say that sports are so much more evolved in this type of situation than the fashion industry. In sports, when an athlete is accused of something, his teammates and manager usually support the player until the accusations are more deeply investigated.
Basically, Dior just threw their star designer under the bus based on the word of strangers with no “reported” third party eyewitness account of the actual events. That ,to me, is the real issue at this stage of the game.
Do you think Dior did the right thing?
I bet the fashion conspiracy theorists are going nuts with potential schemes and dreams about what is really happening behind the scenes of this drama.
What do you think? Is suspension too hasty a move without knowing the details? Oh to be a fly on the wall in whatever jail cell Galliano is in! Maybe his next season will be inspired by the 24 hours he spent in jail. Let’s hope not.
Update: check out Purple magazine’s Oliver Zahm’s personal letter to John here