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Disgraced Galliano stripped of France's top honour

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AFP
Published
Aug 26, 2012

PARIS - Disgraced British designer John Galliano has been stripped of the Legion d'Honneur, the top French medal he was awarded in 2009 for services to haute couture.


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Galliano, 51, will no longer have the right to wear the medal following its withdrawal under a decree signed by President Francois Hollande which was published in France's official journal on Thursday.

The former artistic director of fashion house Dior was convicted last year of hurling anti-Semitic insults at patrons of a Paris bar.

Galliano blamed the outburst on drink and drug problems and went into rehab for two months. He has since kept a low profile, but recent unconfirmed reports suggest he is considering moving to Los Angeles.

Dior have replaced him with Belgian designer Raf Simons.

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