Christian Dior Hires Crisis PR Firm After John Galliano Outburst
Posted on Thu Mar 3, 2011 11:45 AM PDT

galliano012200.jpgPARIS, France (X17online) - Christian Dior hired the crisis PR firm Kekst after highly publicized anti-Semitic comments made by designer John Galliano hit the web recently. The comments also resulted in Galliano being let go from his Creative Director position with the couture house.

Kekst has worked with Borders, after the company filed for bankruptcy, and also did damage control for AIG.

Natalie Portman, who is the face of Miss Dior Cherie perfume, reportedly scratched a Dior gown in favor of Rodarte, the design team behind the costumes for Black Swan. The Oscar winner recently released a statement calling Galliano's comments "disgusting."

Galliano released a statement Wednesday apologizing for the comments.