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As further details emerge about John Galliano's arrest in Paris on Thursday, the story, naturally, gets more and more bizarre. (After all, it's fashion.) The latest account we're reading places the incident at fashion industry hangout La Perle—a typical Paris corner cafe/bar in le Marais that's inexplicably become a favorite of the fabulous set over the past five years—and recounts how Galliano may have been tipsy, but actually only insulted a woman's handbag.
An onlooker reports that Galliano was having a drink at La Perle and was in a visibly joyful mood when a couple seated nearby—who, evidently, did not recognize the Dior creative director—mistook him for for a bum and demanded he move away from them.
Sleek Mag reports:
On his joyful “cheers everybody!” the woman and her boyfriend replied “You’re ugly, you’re disgusting, move away from here!” as our eyewitnesses tell us.Onlookers say that the woman's boyfriend proceeded to get up and physically threaten Galliano. The two parties continued to hurl insults at each other until the designer calmed down and went off to smoke a cigarette, whereupon the couple phoned the police.
Galliano didn’t react to this statement and raised his glass with other bar guests. He then turned around to respond to the lady, saying: “You’re ugly and your fucking bag is ugly too.”
Seriously, this is the best version of the story we've heard all day. Also, that is the best insult we've heard all year. "You're ugly and your fucking bag is ugly too?" We're gonna jot that one down for future use.
· Galliano Vs. (Style) Police [Sleek-Mag]
· Christian Dior suspends John Galliano ahead of Paris fashion week [Racked]
· John Galliano arrested for assault and anti-Semitic remarks [Racked]