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Galliano stripped of award

John Galliano’s Legion of Honour award has been withdrawn in light of the designer’s anti-Semitic behaviour last year.

The British fashion designer was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour - a French order similar to the UK’s honour system - in 2010 for his services to the fashion industry but has now been stripped of the award after his conduct last year.

Galliano was found guilty of anti-Semitic behaviour and handed a €4,000 (£3,507) suspended fine plus a further € 2,000 (£1,753) fine in a second complaint in September last year after standing trial on charges of public insult for allegedly using racist and anti-Semitic slurs.

The former Christian Dior design director was fired from the position in disgrace over the allegations. In the weeks following the incident in February, Galliano was also dropped from his own fashion brand, John Galliano, which is 92% owned by Dior, and came under fire from high profile fashion leaders like Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.

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