Designer Galliano loses French title over anti-Semitic rant

By JTA
August 26, 2012 19:25

 
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French President Francois Hollande reportedly has stripped fashion designer John Galliano of his Legion of Honor medal because of anti-Semitic behavior.

The newspaper Le Point, among other French media, reported that a presidential decree published on France’s official journal said Galliano may no longer wear the medal -- France’s highest honor – which he received in 2009.

Last year Galliano, a British citizen, lost his job as design director at Dior after he was filmed making anti-Semitic statements.

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