John Galliano

John Galliano

Disgraced designer John Galliano has finally been replaced as creative director of French fashion house Christian Dior over a year after he hurled racist and anti-Semitic abuse at shocked customers during a drunken rantin a Paris bar.

It is with the utmost respect for its tremendous history, its unparalleled knowledge and craftsmanship that I am joining the magnificent house of Dior

The fallen fashion king was arrested in February, 2011, and he subsequently lost his job.

Cops then charged him with casting "public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity".

He escaped jail but was handed a fine in September (11).

And now Belgian Raf Simons has been drafted in to take over from Galliano at Dior.

He says, "It is with the utmost respect for its tremendous history, itsunparalleled knowledge and craftsmanship that I am joining the magnificent house of Dior".