Roberto Cavalli Stands By John Galliano

The house of Dior has suspended him, but at least one fashion friend is standing behind John Galliano in the aftermath of his alleged anti-Semitic rants.

Roberto Cavalli 2011 Spring collection fashion show runway
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Roberto Cavalli on the runway of his Spring 2011 fashion show.

The house of Dior has suspended him, but at least one fashion friend is standing behind John Galliano in the aftermath of his alleged anti-Semitic rants: Roberto Cavalli.

“I know John for many years and he’s a wonderful person,” Cavalli told the Telegraph in a video posted this weekend. “I cannot believe that he made racist [remarks]. I think that somebody wants to be bad to him.”

Cavalli’s comments were made before the release of a video this morning that appears to show Galliano on tape saying things like, “I love Hitler ... People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f—– gassed."

“He helped the maison Dior to be what it is today,” Cavalli says in the clip. “I don’t want to judge anybody, but I love John. John, I am with you. I do not believe it.”

Meanwhile, check out Roberto Cavalli's Fall 2011 collection.


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