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Galliano stripped of French Legion d'Honneur award

Galliano stripped of French Legion d'Honneur award

British fashion designer John Galliano, convicted last year of making anti-Semitic remarks, has been stripped of France’s prestigious Legion d’Honneur.

The decision was published in a decree signed by French President Francois Hollande and published in the country’s official journal, BBC reports.

Galliano lost his job as artistic director of fashion house Dior over the comments made in a Paris bar.

He blamed his outbursts on addictions to drugs and alcohol.

The Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest award, is given to those who have served France or the ideals it upholds.

Galliano took over the creative helm of Dior in 1996 and won British Fashion Designer of the Year on four occasions.

He’s stayed out of the spotlight since the convictions, and is reportedly considering a move to Los Angeles.

– HERALD ONLINE

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