Galliano challenges Dior, Marc Jacobs for Diet Coke + Beckham's H&M TV ad
Today's news roundup is a biggie, so here it goes...
- John Galliano's legal woes continue with the designer back in court this time to challenge his dismissal from Christian Dior. The British designer is seeking around €6 million in compensation after being fired for making anti-Semitic remarks in a Parisian cafe in 2011. Sounds like it's about to get even uglier. [Telegraph]
- Marc Jacobs has been named as the new creative director at Diet Coke. He has designed a series of "whimsical, feminine" packaging for the fizzy drink which also recently signed Taylor Swift as its new face. Jacobs appears in the photo-booth style ads shirt off, erm... naturally (pictured above, see the video below). [WWD]
- David Beckham continues the H&M lovefest by starring in a new 90-second commercial for the retailer directed by Guy Ritchie. The TV ad is to promote the spring 2013 collection of his Bodywear line. It features Beckham having his bathrobe ripped off him by the wheel of a Range Rover as he sees his sons off to school. The unfortunate incident leaves him in nothing more than his briefs. What a shame! [WWD] Check it out below.
- Carine Roitfeld has unveiled her first shoot since being announced as Harper's Bazaar's first ever global fashion director. The 16-page spread includes a pregnant Lara Stone, and will appear across 26 March editions of Harper's Bazaar globally. [Telegraph]
- Agyness Deyn has released her second collection for Dr Martens. The British model has been keeping a quiet profile since getting secretly hitched last June. Now she is back to show off her latest range which has been inspired by Nineties icons such as Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. [Vogue UK]
Image courtesy of Stephane Sednaoui | WWD