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John Galliano fired, Christian Dior fashion show goes on

John Galliano was fired on Tuesday by Christian Dior after he made anti-Semitic statements. The 'John Galliano' presentation will still take place on Sunday.

By Associated Press / March 4, 2011

In this Jan. 25, 2010 file photo, fashion designer John Galliano poses at the end of the presentation of the Dior Haute Couture spring/summer 2010 fashion collection in Paris. Christian Dior said Tuesday, March 1, that Galliano has been immediately laid off, just days after he was suspended as its creative director pending an investigation into an alleged anti-Semitic incident in a Paris cafe last week.

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A spokesman for the John Galliano fashion line says the label will not hold a runway show in Paris Fashion Week as originally planned, but instead will host a simple presentation of its latest collection.

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Label spokesman Alexandre Malgouyres says the site of the presentation and the guest list haven't been decided yet.

Questions have been widespread after Christian Dior said Tuesday it is firing the talented designer after a video published online a day earlier by a British newspaper showed him praising Adolf Hitler.

The Dior show was going on as planned Friday — though likely without Galliano on hand. The "John Galliano" presentation takes place Sunday.

Presentations offer a lower-key environment than catwalk shows to display new collections.

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