France strips Galliano of Legion d'Honneur
AFP · 24 Aug 2012, 14:59
Published: 24 Aug 2012 14:59 GMT+02:00
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Galliano, 51, will no longer have the right to wear the medal following its withdrawal under a decree signed by President Francois Hollande which was published in France's official journal on Thursday.
The former artistic director of fashion house Dior was convicted last year of hurling anti-Semitic insults at patrons of a Paris bar.
Galliano blamed the outburst on drink and drug problems and went into rehab for two months. He has since kept a low profile, but recent unconfirmed reports suggest he is considering moving to Los Angeles.
Dior have replaced him with Belgian designer Raf Simons.