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As the face of Miss Dior Cherie, Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman was widely expected to wear a Dior Couture gown on the red carpet at the Oscars Sunday night. Portman chose, instead, to wear Rodarte—designed by the Mulleavy sisters who made several of the actress's costumes in Black Swan.
Today, Portman issued a strong statement officially condemning John Galliano for the pro-Hitler statements he made in a video obtained by the Sun Monday morning. Portman's statement says:
I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today. In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful.· Natalie Portman condemns Galliano [On the Runway]
· All John Galliano coverage [Racked]