The Meadows rehabilitation facility in Arizona is a long way from the frenetic hothouse of Paris Fashion Week — and not just in distance. Located in the desert, 50 miles north-west of Phoenix, the rehab’s residents follow a strict timetable designed to help them conquer their addictions. The worldly concerns of the catwalk shows in the French capital have little place here.
Yet one character does link the two. For in the small hours of Thursday morning, a rather frail-looking, pale-faced figure with a pencil moustache is understood to have checked into The Meadows (previously host to Elton John and Donatella Versace) presumably to receive treatment for his problems.
His name is John Galliano, and he left in his wake panic-stricken preparations for yesterday’s Christian Dior womenswear autumn/winter catwalk show.
And panic would describe it. For no A-listers turned up to yesterday’s Dior show although American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and fashion guru Suzy Menkes made it to the front row, while anti-fascist campaigners demonstrated outside following Galliano’s alleged anti-Semitic rant last month.
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