We can't believe that WWD ran a blind item today, but here it is:
The Hollywood heat around Georgina Chapman, the designer of Marchesa along with Keren Craig, has apparently reached the couture ateliers in the capital of fashion. Rumors are rife in Paris that a major fashion house, under new ownership, offered the English designer a hefty contract to become the house's creative director. Chapman, who declined to comment, is said to have turned down the offer because she wants to devote all of her time to building her fledgling brand.
The obvious answer here is Valentino. Can you think of any others?