John Galliano To Be Replaced By Marc Jacobs At Dior?
With his contract up for renewal with Louis Vuitton this year, Marc Jacobs may instead be snagged by Christian Dior.
As WWD.com reports:
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 Louis Vuitton — and possibly set in motion a reshuffling at the French luxury giant.
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.
One source cautioned that a deal with Jacobs is not assured, but that the American designer and Dior management are so far “excited” about the prospect.