Update: Twitter is abuzz with reports that Marc Jacobs has been confirmed as the new Creative Director of Dior. However at this stage no official sources have been released. Vogue UK reports that Dior’s CEO will make an announcement “in the next few weeks” while The Cut has simultaneously reported that rumours of Alexander Wang taking the reins have been dispelled. Instead, The Cut reports, LVMH reputedly have other plans for Wang. As for the Marc Jacobs rumour, we’ll keep you up to date with official word as it comes to hand.
Things have been very much up in the air at Christian Dior since the sacking of John Galliano. All that might be about to come to an end, however:
[There are currently] talks with Marc Jacobs about [him] becoming the new couturier of the fabled French house. Dior has been without a creative leader since the March ouster of John Galliano in the wake of allegations of racist and anti-Semitic outbursts.
Such a move would unseat Jacobs from Louis Vuitton, the cash-cow brand at LVMH Moët Hennessy, and possibly set in motion a reshuffling at the French luxury giant.
That reshuffling could see changes at Celine too:
It is understood that Phoebe Philo, who has revved up Celine with her ultra-chic, minimalist clothes and must-have handbags, could be first in line to succeed Jacobs at Vuitton.
Via WWD (subscription required).