By Andrea Petrou on December 20th, 2011
Marc Jacobs would consider working for Christian Dior in the future but has no plans to become the successor to John Galliano.
The Louis Vuitton designer’s name has frequently been mentioned as a replacement for the sacked Galliano but says he loves working for Louis Vuitton and doesn’t see himself leaving in the near future.
Marc said: “I am at Vuitton, and I am very happy there. I’ve been saying that for a long time. There have been on-and-off conversations about Dior. I don’t know; maybe someday in the future, maybe years from now, I may end up going someplace else, maybe Dior. But right now I am at Vuitton, and all that matters to me is that that’s where I am and I’m going to keep doing my thing.”
Marc says he doesn’t need the challenge of moving to Dior and creating couture gowns because every season at Vuitton he tries to top what he has done before.
He explained to vogue.co.uk: “The irony in all of this is that I don’t dream of doing anything else, or I didn’t. My greatest challenge is to do something better than we’ve done the season before. The idea of couture doesn’t hold that thing for me. It’s archaic – in my opinion. I mean, I am really interested in the craftsmanship behind couture. But I can explore all that in ready-to-wear. With couture, one dress each season is photographed by a couple of magazines; there’s no advertising; it reaches 20 customers.
“I don’t feel there is anything lacking in what we do. I get to work with these amazing craftsmen. Maybe not the same ateliers that would make a couture dress, but, again, we are not in a deficit for working with people who create beautiful things. I am not sure I ever looked at couture as this great opportunity.”
Raf Simons is the latest name to emerge as the frontrunner for the head creative designer post at Dior.