PARIS (Reuters) - Fashion designer John Galliano will attend in person his trial over charges he hurled anti-Semitic insults at customers in a cafe in a series of outbursts that have wrecked a towering career. Galliano, 50, was fired as creative director for fashion empire Dior in March after a video surfaced online showing him, apparently inebriated, telling a woman he loved Hitler and that her parents might have been gassed in a Nazi death camp. The video, filmed in December, sent shockwaves through the fashion world as complaints surfaced over two separate incidents of alleged anti-Semitic slurs by the British designer, which will be dealt with at Wednesdays trial. If found guilty Galliano faces up to 22,000 euros ($31,500) in fines and a six-month prison sentence, people close to the case said. The designer, who has been treated since his dismissal from Dior for multiple substance abuse problems, is to appear at the trial and testify that he is neither a racist nor an anti-Semite but an addict who lost control of his words, his lawyer said. Galliano has apologized repeatedly for the recorded remarks.