Designer Galliano's anti-semitism trial opens in Paris

22nd June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Fallen fashion idol John Galliano appeared in court in Paris on Wednesday at the start of his trial on charges he subjected cafe patrons to a drunken anti-Semitic rant.

The former chief designer at the house of Dior was dressed sombrely in a black jacket and loose-fitting silk pants with his dark hair swept back in a pony tail, and had left his trademark flamboyant hats at home.

Presiding judge Anne-Marie Sauteraud confirmed with the British couturier that he wanted the trial to be translated into English and an interpreter sat to his left in the stately wood-panelled courtroom as proceedings began.

© 2011 AFP

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