John Galliano Replacement Page 1
A couple of weeks ago, a Brazilian website by the name of Glamurama reported that Marc Jacobs was in talks to take over John Galliano‘s empty seat at Dior. The fact that the story was unsourced (and the fact that the website features a mouse trail of rainbow pixels) gave us pause, but that didn’t prevent it from getting picked up. Today, Women’s Wear Daily weighs in with a much more thoroughly reported take on the story — and all of a sudden a Jacobs-helmed house of Dior is looking a lot more likely.
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.
Replacing John Galliano will be no easy feat, but the people on the hunt for the next Dior couturier aren’t in any big hurry to find someone to fill the beleaguered designer’s awfully large shoes. But there could be something working in favor of one of the names that’s been thrown in the ring: Alexander McQueen‘s Sarah Burton.
“Who will replace John Galliano?” isn’t the only question fashion industry minders and commentators have been trying to answer since the designer was fired from Dior for making drunken, anti-Semitic statements in public. They’ve also been wondering what led Galliano to drink enough to think those statements were OK to make, and whether the fashion industry is responsible for his vices and those of other high-profile designers. There are worries that the fashion industry causes its talent to develop substance abuse problems.
There’s been a lot of speculation as to who will replace designer John Galliano, who will lose his job as Dior‘s creative director and lead couturier after allegations of publicly spouting anti-Semitic insults. Insiders claim that while the company is in no rush to replace him in an official capacity, they have made offers to rising stars Haider Ackermann, Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy and Hedi Slimane.