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Galliano wins first round of Dior case

Disgraced designer John Galliano is reported to have won the first round of his case against fashion house Dior for unfair dismissal.

According to Vogue, Galliano’s lawyer Giraud-van Gaver of Coblence & Associés claims that the designer has won the first part of the case.

The case relates to Galliano’s claim for unfair dismissal after he was fired from his role as head designer with Dior in March 2011 following a drunken anti-Semitic outburst in a Paris café in February 2011.

A lawyer acting for the opposition, Christian Dior Couture and John Galliano the label, Jean Néret of Jeantet Associés maintained that the designer should be treated as an independent contractor of the company rather than an employee.

Giraud-van Gaver argued that it was inaccurate to call Galliano a subcontractor because exclusivity clauses meant that he was bound to both companies.

It is unknown how much Galliano is seeking in damages, but his lawyer disclosed that the amount would be high.

Yesterday the court heard detailed information relating to Galliano’s earnings while he was at Dior.

The designer earned a €1 million (£858,900) annual salary plus compensation of up to €700,000 (£601,000), and a percentage of the brand’s annual sales rise.

He was also said to have been given a yearly clothing budget of €30,000 (£25,700), and a grooming budget for personal appearances of €60,000 (£51,500).

The designer also received a further €2 million (£1.7 million) per year for his work at his eponymous label.

Dior has 15 days to contest the ruling. If the brand does challenge the decision the case will be referred to Paris’ court of appeal in seven to nine months’ time.

Galliano is currently working with designer Oscar de la Renta at his studio in his New York.

Readers' comments (3)

  • "He was also said to have been given a yearly clothing budget of €30,000 (£25,700), and a grooming budget for personal appearances of €60,000 (£51,500)."

    I didn't realise it was possible to spend more on grooming than on clothes!

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  • It is nowadays as price deflation in clothing means that people have more income to spend on appearance / grooming things such as Botox and Fillers etc.
    I have an aquaintance who spends about £4000 pa on face things whilst grumbling about paying £19.99 for a dress.

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  • 60000 Euros a year for grooming and he still looks like he has been dragged through a hedge backwards...unreal.

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