Marc Jacobs Probably Not Christian Dior Bound | Alexander Wang or Jason Wu Tipped to Succeed Galliano

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Marc Jacobs Clapping

Marc Jacobs ClappingThe saga surrounding John Galliano’s successor at Christian Dior continues. It seemed that Marc Jacobs was almost a certainty to fill the disgraced former creative director’s shoes, but now those negotiations have stalled.

Fashion bible Women’s Wear Daily claims Jacobs hoped to take his entire design team from Louis Vuitton with him to Dior. Meanwhile Phoebe Philo, the woman most likely to take the reins at Louis Vuitton, was keen to continue her work with Celine. Consequently the folks at Dior are still considering their options.

Those options are pretty enticing though. WWD reports that Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, and Raf Simons are now the frontrunners to take fashion’s most coveted vacant position.

WWD said it’s possible that Dior will resume its talks with Marc Jacobs, but for now LVMH president Bernard Arnault is looking for a designer “whether young or mature — with a strong affinity and respect for the brand’s glamorous DNA, and a vision for taking it forward in the post-Galliano era.

Frankly waiting on Dior’s decision is quickly becoming torturous. Just when we thought we’d sussed it out, the fashion house has thrown us a curveball. And so while we wait, who would you like to see helming Christian Dior?

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