While John Galliano's dismissal from Christian Dior was swift following the release of video footage of his anti-Semitic tirade in a Parisian café, he retained his position as head designer of his namesake line, John Galliano. However, the board of that label recently met and decided to fire him, WWD reports. Galliano, who was recently heckled by paparazzi at the airport in Los Angeles, just finished an "intensive" one-month stint in rehab in Arizona and is in "after care," according to the paper.
There is no talk of replacing Galliano at the label yet, but WWD reports:
It is understood the in-house design team at John Galliano, which shares members with Dior’s, will be charged with producing collections at a house prized for bias-cut dresses, newspaper prints and retro-tinged tailoring. A pre-spring collection is already said to be in the works.
The John Galliano label is 91 percent owned by Dior, and though there don't seem to be immediate plans to sell it, several parties are said to have expressed interest.