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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Galliano deserves another chance, says unexpected source

March 11, 2011 |  9:09 am

Ajohn Paris Fashion Week is over, but we're still hearing about John Galliano, who was famously fired by Dior on the eve of the shows after a bar fight in which he allegedly hurled anti-Semitic comments and after a video surfaced showing him in the midst of another similar rant. Now Philipe Virgitti, the male half of the couple Galliano insulted at the bar, says he doesn't think the designer is anti-Semitic. "For me, it was a simple bar dispute," Virgitti said in an interview. "I would like Mr. Galliano to benefit from this unhappy story by drinking a little less and getting back to making the dresses and shows that he did so well." [The Cut]   

Target celebrated five years of its Go International series of designer capsule collections --and the re-release of 30 of the top styles -- with a party Thursday night at New York's Ace Hotel attended by stars including Chloe Sevigny, Liv Tyler and Lake Bell and designers such as Richard Chai, Tracy Feith, Thakoon Panichgul and Anna Sui. [Racked] 

Matthew Williamson is the next designer to produce a capsule collection for Macy's, as part of the department store chain's strategy to woo hip younger customers. The 30-piece collection has a 1970s bohemian flair and will go on sale April 13, priced from $50 to $300. On tap after Williamson? Karl Lagerfeld. [FabSugar]

A classic fragrance is skewing younger too, with the planned April launch of  L’Air de Nina Ricci, described as the "next-generation L’Air du Temps." [WWD] (Subscription required.)

It's not the only one: Guerlain is coming out with a new version of the 86-year-old Shalimar (my personal favorite once upon a time.) [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Gilt MAN, the members-only fashion sales site for men, has engaged well-dressed New York Ranger Sean Avery to curate a series of three weekly sales, each focusing on a different phase of the life of a style-conscious professional. First up on Friday  is “At Work,” to be followed on subsequent Fridays by  "night on the town" and "ultimate weekend" looks. [Gilt MAN] 

Make Up Forever is out to prove its foundation does its stuff. The photos in a new ad campaign are unretouched -- and that's certified by a notary public. For the beauty industry, this is pretty shocking news! [Style]

--Susan Denley

Photo: Designer John Galliano. Credit: Horacio Villalobos, EPA