Just as the who-will-replace-Galliano-at-Dior speculation finally began to die down, latest rumours have already talking again. The latest name to be thrown into the hat? Marc Jacobs, it seems. This week WWD confirmed that Jacobs' contract at Louis Vuitton is coming to an end and he's allegedly been in "serious" talks with LVMH bosses about jumping ship leaving Phoebe Philo to reportedly take his place at Vuitton.
Although Alber Elbaz, Sarah Burton and Nicholas Ghesquière have confirmed that they're not leaving their jobs, Haider Ackermann and Riccardo Tisci are still in the list of potential replacements. Bill Gaytten - Galliano's former right hand mind - is said to still be in the running for the big job after making it very clear at the brand's couture show that he's gunning for the role. That said, the collection received terrible reviews making his appointment extremely unlikely.
I'm surprised that Jacobs' name has been thrown into the mix but Cathy Horyn isn't:
I am not at all surprised LVMH executives are talking to Marc Jacobs about moving from Louis Vuitton to Dior, as Women’s Wear Daily reported today. Not to disparage Mr. Jacobs’s talents, but where else can they look? With few exceptions, the strategy of Bernard Arnault, the chairman of LVMH, has been to load up his brands with big, bankable stars, and there are not many of them available.