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Dior suspends designer Galliano amid anti-Semitic row

Dior suspends designer Galliano amid anti-Semitic row
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He is in the spotlight ahead of Paris fashion week – but for all the wrong reasons.

Flamboyant king of the catwalk John Galliano has been suspended by design house Dior amid a probe into an alleged assault and anti-Semitic remarks.

Paris police called to a bar in the trendy Marais district found the British couturier hurling drunken insults at a couple, according to a police source. Reports say he was taken to a police station for an alcohol test, found to be over the limit and then escorted home.

A lawyer for Galliano, Dior’s chief designer, has vehemently denied the allegations.

The fashion house is due to present its autumn-winter collection next Friday in the French capital.