With all of the attention on Raf Simons since he was announced as the creative director at Dior, not much has been said about what happens to Bill Gaytten. While it's true that his first collection for the house went down with critics like a lead balloon, over the last five seasons he has done a pretty good job considering all of the circumstances. He took hold of the reigns at the house in the interim with the whole of the fashion industry watching his every move, which is a hard task by anyone's standards.
Gaytten has always made it clear throughout this period that he wants his role to be a permanent one and looking back, none of us really took his comments seriously nor did we actually see him as a real contender for the job. What his position at Dior is now Simons' appointment has been made public is unclear but what we do know is that he is still holding the forte at Galliano's label. After a pretty tough last few months we wouldn't be surprised if Gaytten is enjoying the spotlight and pressure moving to someone else.