On Oscar Night, after Dior's John Galliano's anti-Semitic remarks circled the world, Natalie Portman -- the spokeswoman for Miss Dior Cherie perfume -- is believed to have scratched a Dior gown in favor of Rodarte.
She soon distanced herself from Galliano in a statement.
Nicole Kidman was perhaps not reading the papers as closely; she wore Dior Haute Couture to the Oscars. Meanwhile, Charlize Theron, who almost always wears Dior and is the face of J'Adore perfume, donned Versace at the Vanity Fair party. What does Theron have to say about the controversy? Her rep wouldn't comment.
Sharon Stone, however, wore Dior to Elton John's viewing party, having long been the spokeswoman for its Capture Totale skincare line. "I'm very proud to be working with Dior,"Stone told THR. "This issue is not mine to discuss. If you want to discuss this matter further, please speak to the people at Dior." We tried but were referred to the PR firm Kekst, which simply sent us Dior CEO Sidney Toledano's previously released statement. Insiders in the New York fashion industry say the contretemps is particularly embarrassing to the brand because Toledano is Jewish. Sources also tell THR that an e-mail flew around to hundreds of L.A.-based Dior shoppers Feb. 28 advocating a boycott. Then a second e-mail followed, saying, "They already fired him and did the right thing, so no need to boycott."
But we do hear lots of Hollywood fashionistas — including celebs and stylists — are shedding their Dior bags and shoes on eBay.
Galliano put out a statement Wednesday where he "unreservedly" apologized for the comments.
A previous edition of the story stated that Dior had hired the PR firm Kekst had been hired after the Galliano outburst, in fact, Kekst has been a longtime client.