Dior Suspends John Galliano in Wake of Alleged Arrest

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John Galliano has been suspended from Dior pending investigation.

Following the shocking news of John Galliano's alleged arrest, Dior has announced that it has suspended him until further notice.

The madcap designer was detained by Paris police after an incident in which he allegedly assaulted and made anti-Semitic remarks toward a couple at a bar in the Marais district, accusations that Galliano's lawyer denies.

"Dior affirms with the utmost conviction its policy of zero tolerance towards any anti-Semitic or racist words or behavior," Dior chief executive Sidney Toledano said in a statement to Reuters.

"Pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities."

The news leaves a giant question mark not only over Galliano's fate but also the status of the luxury label's Fall/Winter 2011 runway show, which is slated for March 4 in Paris. He is also scheduled to present the collection for his eponymous label on March 6.

Will the shows still go on? Stay tuned ...