Originally Posted by Madame du Barry
That is interesting. Can you elaborate?
Originally Posted by fountain what do you mean?
The words spoken were horrendous. I don't condone them in the slightest.
Galliano doesn't strike me as a man who is foolish enough to get "caught out" in very public standoffs with his anti semitic comments on these 2 occasions. People refer to him as a 'genius' and as an 'apostle of modernity'... but no-one refers to him as a man under colossal pressure locked inside a very volatile industry.
Lets just entertain for a moment, the idea that Galliano was locked into a contract with Dior (this is not unreasonable to assume). Galliano was not a partner at Dior... he was a Dior employee
. If he ever wanted to leave Dior for reasons best known to himself, it would prove near impossible... at very least until such a contract was up for review and renewal. Ask yourself, short of inflicting physical harm or engaging in fraud, what would one have to do to ensure you are dropped from the payroll like a hot coal ? One instantly assumes because "it's Dior
", that Galliano *had* to be happy. We don't know the dynamics of his 15-year working relationship at Dior, nor his goals (both personal or professional) for the future.
I just don't believe an intelligent man in a very high-profile position honestly believes the anti-semitic, racist crap that he was seen to have spoken. Part of me feels it was a theatrical performance from a man who was looking for the escape hatch.