fashion follies

John Galliano’s Anti-Semitic Assault Victim Excuses Him Because He’s A Brilliant Designer

Philippe Virgiti, the male half of the couple accusing John Galliano of spewing anti-Semitic bile, and who’s now on the receiving end of a defamation lawsuit from the rehabbing designer, insists Galliano did use those naughty words. But it’s not like he’s actually a Jew hater!

“[T]oday, I am convinced that he didn’t believe what he was saying,” Virgiti tells Le Parisien about the Feb. 24 incident. “I don’t think he is racist or anti-Semitic. Since the incident, I’ve learned about his work. I’ve seen that he put different cultures into his designs. I think that, more importantly, he is very sick and that, above all, he was provoked.”

Um. By you?