the 23/08/2011 | 16:10
The buzz is boiling in the world of fashion. This time it’s the successor to scandal designer John Galliano at Dior. Marc Jacobs is said to inherit it and work as chief designer for the French fashion house in the future.
In the immediate aftermath of John Galliano’s ignominious departure from Dior, the fashion scene began to speculate on the possible successor to Enfant Terrible. Then he was quiet around Dior for a long time, until the latest news hit like a bomb: Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton’s creative director and currently one of the best and most sought-after designers in the fashion world, will inherit John Galliano in Dior. At least that’s what the American fashion magazine “Women’s Wear Daily” says. It is said that there are negotiations between the lawyers of Marc Jacobs, the fashion house Dior and the Louis Vuitton company, where the 48-year-old has worked as chief designer for 14 years.
Marc Jacobs made Louis Vuitton great
Marc Jacobs is currently not only very successful at Louis Vuitton, but also with his own label. He is currently considered the most sought-after, most spectacular and most profitable designer in the world and has taken the Louis Vuitton fashion house to where it is today: to the top of luxury brands. Marc Jacobs is currently busy preparing his own Spring / Summer 2012 women’s collection for New York Fashion Week.
Marc Jacobs as John Galliano’s successor?
John Galliano had been fired from Dior in March for making racist and anti-Semitic comments. The scandal designer currently has to answer in court for his failures. The verdict will be pronounced in Paris on September 8. Meanwhile, former John Galliano assistant Bill Gaytten took over responsibility for Dior’s collections. That apparently should change now.
But things would not only change for the Dior fashion house if Marc Jacobs moved there. After all, leaving Louis Vuitton would mean the vacancy of one of the most coveted jobs in the fashion business: the position of chief designer at Louis Vuitton. According to “Women’s Wear Daily,” one name is already being traded for this, namely Celine’s designer Phoebe Philo. However, so far there has been no official confirmation, nor of rumors about Marc Jacobs and Dior.
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