Rumors Fly Over Galliano’s Replacement | Who Will Design for Christian Dior?

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Christian Dior LabelWith Christian Dior remaining tight-lipped on John Galliano’s replacement, the fashion industry rumor mill is in a frenzy. Women’s Wear Daily reports that advisers to LVMH’s Bernard Arnault have submitted a star studded list of candidates for consideration.

The list features such industry heavyweights as Riccardo Tisci, Tom Ford, Olivier Theyskens, Alber Elbaz, Prabal Gurung, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Haider Ackermann, and Sarah Burton. Many of these names were no brainers, including Elbaz, Theyskens, and Tisci, who was falsely rumored to have already signed on the dotted line. The Givenchy creative director is said to be one of Delphine Arnault’s favorite designers, but having the boss’ daughter on side is no guarantee of a contract.

However Sarah Burton’s inclusion is an interesting one. Many thought her dedication to Alexander McQueen and his fashion empire would exclude her, but that may not be the case. If she does indeed design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, as rumored, then she’ll be an even hotter fashion commodity. Bernard Arnualt is a massive fan of the royal family, and would be keen to capitalize on the buzz the dress would generate.

So as you can see we’ve got a lot of rumors and not a lot of substantiated claims. Christian Dior is certainly keeping us guessing!

[Source: New York Fashion]
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