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Patricia Field is defending disgraced Dior designer John Galliano, who was fired after appearing in an anti-Semitic video.
Women's Wear Daily reports Field, famous for her work on Sex and the City, sent an email blast to 500 friends, blogs and media. Titled “IN PRAISE OF JOHN GALLIANO,” the message (which also appeared on her Facebook page), read: “Beauty, intelligence and energy would describe John as I know him. Where in this trilogy could one find hate? I ask you! My second question is…What exactly did he say? And the third is…What is really going on here??”
In an interview with WWD, she said she is surprised the fashion community doesn't see that his videotaped behavior - in which he declares, "I love Hitler!" - is a “farce."
“People in fashion all they do is go and see John Galliano theater every season," Field said. "That’s what he gives them. To me, this was the same except it wasn’t in a theater or in a movie. John lives in theater. It’s theater. It’s farce. But people in fashion don’t recognize the farce in it. All of a sudden they don’t know him. But it’s OK when it’s Mel Brooks’ The Producers singing 'Springtime for Hitler.'”