Is Marc Jacobs The New Creative Director At Dior?

Say “I love Hitler” on film. Get fired from Christian Dior. Go to rehab. Such is the story of John Galliano, who in March was asked to step down from his position of creative director at the French fashion house following his shocking racial slurs. It’s taken almost half a year for Dior to fill the position, which is understandable considering the importance resting on the role.

It was wrongly revealed that Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci would fill Galliano’s shoes. Then we heard rumours about Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere, Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton and Prabal Gurung scoring the job. Azzedine Alaia was offered the position in June but declined. Marc Jacobs, who is currently the creative director at Louis Vuitton as well as the designer for two eponymous labels, is the latest name to surface as a possible candidate, WWD reports.

“Meetings are scheduled to take place in Paris this week between Dior officials and legal representatives for Jacobs, who is currently in New York preparing for his signature fashion show there,” an unnamed source told WWD.

It is suggested that Phoebe Philo would take up Jacobs’ position at Louis Vuitton while continuing to design for Celine, a label she has singlehandedly revitalized.

LVMH has not commented.


Words By Ingrid Kesa