Today’s Fashion Headlines. September 8, 2011

September 8, 2011 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Galliano found guilty, political debate on a fashion show and FDA warns the Brazilian Blowout

Galliano Found Guilty

The French courts found that John Galliano was guilty of making anti-Semitic insults earlier this year in a bar but gave him only a suspended sentence, taking into account his apology to the victims. Galliano was given no prison time but given a suspended €6,000 (which is $8,400) fine, which means it goes on his criminal record but he does not have to pay it. He was ordered to pay €16,500 ($23,200) in court fees for the complainants — three individuals and five anti-racism associations — plus a symbolic €1 ($1.40) in damages to each one.

Drama at the Tents

Gulnara “GooGoosha” Karimova, the pampered daughter of the murderous dictator of Uzbekistan — a reviled tyrant who once boiled a political foe alive and has killed, tortured and enslaved thousands of his countrymen — will unveil her new line of spring creations during Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Karimova launched “Guli”, which is heavily influenced by Middle Eastern and Asian cultures and is due to present her fashion runway show on September 15.

“We’re horrified by the human-rights abuses in Uzbekistan, and hope that the attention Human Rights Watch generates is able to effect change in the country. We also hope to work hand-in-hand with Human Rights Watch during Fashion Week and beyond to challenge those in power in Uzbekistan to take action immediately,” an IMG spokesman said. There are no plans to cancel the current show on Thursday.

Karimova has previously been described as “the single most-hated person in the country”. Wow , in the fashion world, that’s a pretty hard feat to pull off.
FDA Warns the Brazilian Blowout
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a warning letter to Brazilian Blowout demanding that the company correct the “misbranding” of its controversial hair-straightening products. FDA testing revealed that the products contain 8.7 to 10.4 percent levels of glycol, a liquid form of formaldehyde and a “deleterious substance,” according to the letter, which was signed by Michael W. Roosevelt, acting director of the Office of Compliance of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. But the product claims ‘no formaldehyde’ or is ‘formaldehyde free.’
The letter was dated on Aug. 22 addressed to Mike Brady, chief executive officer of the North Hollywood-based Brazilian Blowout. The company was given 15 working days, meaning a Sept. 12 deadline, to “correct the violations” — presumably removal of products from store shelves — or face the possibility of seizures or an injunction.
– Taneisha Jordan
Source: NY Post; WWD
Photo: WWD
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