March 2, 2011 / 6:05 PM / 7 years ago

Designer Galliano to go on trial over racist insults

PARIS (Reuters) - British designer John Galliano will go on trial over accusations he made racist insults, the French public prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.

<p>British designer John Galliano appears at the end of his Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2011 fashion show for French fashion house Dior in Paris January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier</p>

Galliano, sacked this week by Christian Dior, will go before a court in the second quarter of 2011, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Reporting by Astrid Wendlandt

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