Thursday, March 3, 2011

The current issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine explores the controversy caused by the designer's comments and the celebrities, like Sharon Stone, who stuck by Dior.

Fashion house Dior hired the crisis PR firm Kekst in the wake of recorded anti-Semitic comments made by designerJohn Galliano.

The comments caused an international outcry and compelled Dior to begin firing proceedings against the designer.
Calls to Dior for comment on the unfolding controversy by The Hollywood Reporter magazine were directed to Kekst, which worked with Borders after the company filed for bankruptcy and also has worked with AIG.

On Oscar Night, after Galliano’s anti-Semitic remarks circled the world, Sharon Stone wore Dior to Elton John’s viewing party. "I’m very proud to be working with Dior," Stone told THR. "This issue is not mine to discuss. If you want to discuss this matter further, please speak to the people at Dior."

Stone has been the spokeswoman for Dior's Capture Totale skincare line.

Natalie Portman -- the spokeswoman for Miss Dior Cherie perfume -- is believed to have scratched a Dior gown in favor of Rodarte.

She soon distanced herself from Galliano in a statementwhere she called his comments "disgusting."

Nicole Kidman wore Dior Haute Couture to the Oscars. Meanwhile, Charlize Theron, who almost always wears Dior and is the face of J’Adore perfume, donned Versace at the Vanity Fair party. Her rep wouldn’t comment on thecontroversy.

Galliano put out a statement Wednesday where he"unreservedly" apologized for the comments.

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