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John Galliano Stripped of French Legion of Honor Medal

The disgraced designer was fired from the fashion house last year for making racist and anti-semitic remarks.

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John Galliano has been stripped of the Legion d'Honneur, according to the BBC. He was awarded the French medal in 2009 for his services to haute couture.

Galliano, 51, will no longer have the right to wear the medal following its withdrawal under a decree signed by President Francois Hollande. The award is given to those who have served France and the ideals it upholds.

The decision was published in a decree signed by French President Francois Hollande and published in the country's official journal.

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Galliano lost his job as artistic director of Dior in 2011 over anti-semitic comments he made in a Paris bar. He later blamed his remarks on drug and alcohol addiction and entered rehab.  

During the trial, the court heard how Galliano insulted museum curator Geraldine Bloch about being Jewish and hurled racist insults at her friend, who is Asian. The court also saw an amateur video of a drunken Galliano, claiming he loved Adolf Hitler.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the designer might be considering moving to Los Angeles after he was spotted last month at the Sunset Tower and the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. 

Galliano took over the creative helm of Dior in 1996 and won four British Fashion Designer of the Year awards. Dior has replaced him with Belgian designer Raf Simons.

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