Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's chief designer, isn't remotely pleased with John Galliano, according to WWD. “I’m furious, if you want to know. I’m furious that it could happen, because the question is no longer even whether he really said it. The image has gone around the world. It’s a horrible image for fashion, because they think that every designer and everything in fashion is like this,” Lagerfeld said. “This is what makes me crazy in that story."
“The thing is, we are a business world where, especially today, with the Internet, one has to be more careful than ever, especially if you are a publicly known person. You cannot go in the street and be drunk — there are things you cannot do,” he continued. “I’m furious with him because of the harm he did to LVMH and [chairman and ceo] Bernard Arnault, who is a friend, and who supported him more than he supported any other designer in his group, because Dior is his favorite label. It’s as if he had his child hurt.”
Reports are surfacing that Galliano is headed to Arizona rehab center, The Meadows, whose celeb client list includes Donatella Versace, Elton John and Tiger Woods. According to the Addiction Resource Guide, the cost for a 35-day Meadows stay is $33,500.