Galliano and his lawyer, Stéphane Zerbib, had an appointment at a Paris police station this afternoon to meet with the three people who have accused the designer of verbal assault. According to French newspaper Liberation, the designer arrived at the precinct at 2 p.m. in a gray 4x4, wearing a black felt hat trimmed with flowers, and disappeared inside. He then left at 7 p.m. without making any statements.
Meanwhile, Italian Vogue's Franca Sozzani took to her blog to defend the designer for his video-taped rant, stating that Galliano "was clearly provoked, and filmed, while obviously inebriated." She also suggested that the woman who taped it might have done so for financial motives.
An explosion was more than probable when you add together the amount of alcohol Galliano had consumed and the provocations of the people speaking to him. Of course we condemn the extremely seriously racist content of what he said... We don’t want to go on an obsessive search for hidden motives, but perhaps behind this event are just some parvenus of journalistic scandal who, in our opinion, were waiting to have three minutes of video to sell to someone for a good deal more than 30 pieces of silver.