Days before the fashion catwalk known as the Oscars' red carpet and right before Paris Fashion Week, Christian Dior on Friday suspended designer John Galliano for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks.
Michael Gates Gill was a high-flying, six-figure-earning advertising executive years ago before he was abruptly fired. He had created huge campaigns for companies like Christian Dior and Ford and lived an even bigger life, with luxury automobiles, lavish vacations and fabulous clothes.
The Grand Olympic Auditorium -- the Grand described the address, not its condition -- was a concrete vault, built for the 1932 Olympics but long since consigned to the indignities of weekly boxing and wrestling. By the time I got there in 1979, to cover the fights for the Los Angeles Times, even those indignities were passing. The networks were beginning to poach whatever attractions they could, leaving the small clubs without the denouement of long-wrought rivalries. It was a failing scene.
French fashion house Christian Dior says it is dropping prominent actress Sharon Stone from its advertisements in China after her remarks about the recent devastating earthquake being an act of "karma."
Remember when it was all the rage to screen socially and environmentally irresponsible stocks, like sweatshop employers or polluters, from your portfolio? Now a new class of niche investment products has emerged to weed out what some see as even worse: the hoi polloi.
Actress Charlize Theron has signed a contract with Christian Dior to be the face of its best-selling perfume J'adore, pitting her against fellow Oscar winner Nicole Kidman who will launch a similar campaign for Chanel.