Despite the recent uproar over first suspended, then dismissed designer John Galliano‘s assault and anti-Semitic outburst caught on video, the Dior 2011 RTW Paris fashion show went on. However, there no US celebrities sitting in the previously packed with famous faces front row. No Charlize Theron, No Kate Moss. No Blake Lively. No Jennifer Lopez. Certainly, no Natalie Portman.
Galliano’s own big runway presentation which was to be held on Sunday has been canceled and there will be a low-key presentation of the collection instead. The site and guests have not been announced. yet.
Dior CEO Sidney Toledano made a statement on the catwalk before the show, lamenting the “very painful” situation. Read his statement below.