All eyes were on Raf Simons last week as the successor to disgraced designer John Galliano sent his debut collection for Dior down the runway for Paris’ fashion week.
So maybe Vogue editrix Anna Wintour thought nobody would notice when she hunkered down for lunch with Galliano at L’Espadon, the restaurant at Paris’ Ritz hotel last week.
As the Forward has reported, Galliano was found guilty by a French court last fall of “insult on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion” after a now-famous anti-Semitic outburst at a Paris bar. He has made few public appearances since the verdict.
“Galliano’s” identity has not been confirmed by either party. But an Instagram user named albergkcpang, who posted pics of the dining duo, told New York magazine’s The Cut blog he was “100% positive” the guy was, in fact, the discharged Dior designer, and media worldwide have picked up on the story.