Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano is apparently at it again.
Galliano was photographed in New York on Tuesday wearing a hat, long jacket and curly sidelocks in the style of a traditional Hasidic Jew — curious garb considering he was fired from Christian Dior after being caught on camera declaring “I love Hitler” in 2011. The British-born designer was convicted of making anti-Semitic remarks in France and ordered to pay $8,400.
“If it was just anyone else, I wouldn’t know what to say,” Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind told the New York Post. “But considering who this guy is, considering his background and what he’s said in the past, let him explain it to all of us: Are you mocking us?”
Galliano spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg dismissed suggestions of an anti-Semitic re-offense, telling the newspaper, “Your accusations are not at all correct.”
Galliano was snapped as he was on his way to Oscar de la Renta’s studio, the Pos reported. De la Renta recently offered Galliano an opportunity to work with him after he was virtually shunned by the fashion industry.
“I think John is one of the most talented men I’ve ever met,” the 80-year-old de la Renta told New York Magazine this week. “I like him very much. I also believe that everyone should have a second chance, especially someone as talented as John. And he has worked so hard on his recovery.”