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"Troubled Designer" John Galliano Will Go "Immediately Into Rehab"

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As the fashion world watches for the fallout following Dior's dismissal of John Galliano after a video of the designer declaring, "I love Hitler," was released yesterday morning, the New York Times and International Herald Tribune's Suzy Menkes reports that Galliano will be heading straight to rehab:

Friends of Mr. Galliano, who would speak only on condition of anonymity, say that they have finally persuaded the troubled designer to go immediately into rehab—and that the pace of fashion today, and particularly the rigorous structure of a corporate fashion house, broke the fragile, artistic creator.
Meanwhile, details have emerged about Galliano hiring London lawyer Gerrard Tyrrell of law firm Harbottle and Lewis to fight his dismissal from Dior. Menkes reports that Tyrrell defended Kate Moss in her 2005 cocaine scandal.
· Galliano's departure from Dior ends a wild fashion ride [NY Times]
· All John Galliano coverage [Racked]