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Edited by on March 4 2011 at 9:53 AM

From the flurry of of tweets fluttering in from thousands of miles and six hours away, the show was a success. Sidney Toledano, chief executive of Christian Dior, made a speech before the show, Karlie Kloss opened (naturally) in dramatic cape (naturally) and the entire atelier came out to take a bow. Dior posting a united front in what has surely been one of the most important — for good and for bad —  fashion weeks in quite some time. Update: Quotes from Sidney Toledano’s speech after the jump.

How Did the Dior Show Go Off Today in Paris?

From WWD:

“It has been deeply painful to see the Dior name associated with the disgraceful statements attributed to its designer, however brilliant he may be,” Toledano said, in the only reference to Galliano, never mentioned by name. “What happened last week has been a terrible and wrenching ordeal for us all.

“So now, more than ever, we must publicly re-commit to the values of the House of Dior.”

See the full speech here.

Photo: Style.com’s Photowall

 

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I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester at fashionindie.com