The court has now retired to consider its verdict, and is set to unveil its decision on 8 September.
UPDATED Wednesday, June 22 at 7:40 pm
As Paris awaits the verdict, we're heading home. We'll check in with any breaking news. And be sure to check ELLEuk.com tomorrow morning for a round-up of Galliano's day in court.
UPDATED Wednesday, June 22 at 7:04 pm
The court admonishes Galliano for not owning up to his actions and instead blaming his 'shadow,' but praises his appearance before the tribunal, which the magistrates consider 'courageous' given that Galliano's presence was not required.
UPDATED Wednesday, June 22 at 6:49pm
The court is back in session.
UPDATED Wednesday, June 22 at 6:33pm
The judges have left the courtroom for a 15-minute recess.
UPDATED Wednesday, June 22 at 6:25pm
The magistrates called John Galliano to the stand for a final statement. He says that if the court considers his body of work, they will see that he embraces every creed and cultural diversity. He continues to say something about having spent time with a Masai tribe.
UPDATED Wednesday, June 22 at 6:05pm
A witnessthe days final one?takes to the stand to say that when he saw how messed up Galliano was, he tried to get the designer out of the bar and take him home.
UPDATED Wednesday, June 22 at 5:45pm
A witness for the plaintiff says that Galliano insulted his girlfriend.
UPDATED Wednesday, June 22 at 5:38pm::
Galliano says: 'I apologise for all the sadness this affair has caused.'
UPDATED Wednesday, June 22 at 5:32pm: