>> Many designers, models, and industry figures have given their thoughts on John Galliano and his scandal in the past couple of weeks; today, the words of a few more — Rachel Zoe, Natalia Vodianova, and Michael Kors — have been published:
Rachel Zoe: “It’s a little insane and super-sad. Anti-Semitism, racism or any prejudice is not something I tolerate. I’ve fired clients because they were anti-Semitic, or anti-everything, except what they were . . . I’ve known John Galliano and his boyfriend for years. I don’t know enough about it to make a clear statement, but if it’s true, it’s tragic.”
Natalia Vodianova: “I have seen so many people do monstrous things under the influence of alcohol and drugs. This is a disease. I hope John will get help, and that’s what he needs right now. That’s what we should care about is the person. Everything’s going on — as long as it goes on for John as well. He’s certainly not a bad man. We all know that.”
Michael Kors: “I’m not saying that he shouldn’t have the rules of everyone else, but it breaks my heart to see someone as talented as he is to be in this situation."