John Galliano Fired from Own Line

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John Galliano has been officially fired from his namesake label.

Last month fashion insiders were wondering whether John Galliano could be fired from his eponymous label in the wake of his controversial anti-Semitic statements. Now we know the answer.

Fresh from rehab in Arizona, the disgraced designer has been officially ousted from the John Galliano company after 17 years, WWD reports.

The announcement is hardly a surprise, given Galliano's termination from Dior, which owns a 91 percent stake in the Galliano line.

Now sources say that certain licensing partners—including Ittierre SpA and Perfume Holding—have approached the French fashion house to express their interest in buying the stake, though no sale is imminent at this time.

In the meantime, the in-house design team at John Galliano—which opted for a modest presentation rather than a runway show following his highly publicized Paris incident and subsequent video—will take over, starting with a pre-Spring 2012 collection said to be in the works.

In another fashion shake-up, Balmain is set to announce Christophe Decarnin's successor any day now.