John Galliano sacked from own label

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2011, 09:43 AM IST

London: Fashion designer John Galliano has reportedly been sacked from his own fashion label.

Christian Dior, which owns 91 percent of Galliano`s business, has now received "expressions of interest" from a number of companies willing to purchase it.

Contactmusic.com reports the current in-house design team for the brand is being asked to create a new pre-spring collection.

John Galliano`s show at the Paris Fashion Week earlier this year was axed at the last minute following an anti-Jewish rant.

Only a small number of editors and buyers were allowed to see the collection, and he was not in attendance.

After the event, Galliano checked into a rehabilitation facility in the US and released an apology for his action.

"Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologise for my behaviour in causing any offence. I was subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violent exception to my look and my clothing."

"For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me."

IANS