Despite the fact that Dior has repeatedly stated they won’t be announcing John Galliano‘s replacement until the fall, the Riccardo Tisci rumor drum beats on — which is why New York Magazine had no choice but to ask him about it during their 54 minute long interview in this week’s issue.
But while Tisci may not have actively said all that much, the way he answered almost says it all. Check out their exchange:
And how about all the rumors? Ever since John Galliano’s episode at La Perle in Paris, Tisci has been at the top of every gossip’s list of potential replacements at the House of Dior.
“Can I answer that?” Tisci asks a publicist.
The publicist shakes his head: He cannot.
But he is quick to sing the praises of LVMH. “Mr. Arnault is such a smart man,” he says.
If it’s possible to not read too much into a transcript of a coy response, we’re pretty sure this means Tisci’s the man. That said, we’d probably think that even if he’d answered no (a la Sarah Burton and The Dress To End All Dresses) because at this point his selection seems like a done deal. The only competitor (in our minds) is Sarah Burton and we find it hard to believe she’d leave McQueen so quickly after taking the reins.
54 Minutes With Riccardo Tisci [New York Magazine]