Designers, Fashion News, Gossip
By emilyborrett on August 11th, 2011
BREAKING FASHION GOSSIP! The Brazilian website Glamurama claims to have spoken to sources close to Bernard Arnault, the chairman of LVMH, and gleaned the gossip that super-designer Marc Jacobs is hotly tipped to leave his position at Louis Vuitton to become creative director of Christian Dior
There’s been an awful lot of speculation over who would take over Christian Dior following John Galliano’s disgracing – Azzedine Alaia and Riccardo Tisci have both been considered – but we have to say the idea of Arnault encouraging Marc to take over Dior is an incredibly exciting thought.
The site claims: “The two have met often in recent weeks to discuss the matter. Jacobs, the current creative director of Louis Vuitton, renewed his contract with LVMH in January – and it is possible for him to continue in his current position even if he takes over Dior. More likely, however, is that he’ll end up choosing between one of two. Arnault would prefer him to go to Dior – as the billionaire sees it; Jacobs‘ image will only be good for the fashion house, which was considerably shaken by the Galliano scandal.”
As we all know, the position of creative director at Christian Dior has been standing empty ever since John Galliano made an unfortunate racist slur in Paris. We’ve been absolutely dying to find out which direction the iconic fashion house will be taken in, and who will take it there. Hopefully it won’t be long now until we find out.
Marc Jacobs for Dior? Who knows. Watch this space..