A “source close to LVMH” told the magazine that, “for Dior, it’s a pretty tricky situation, as the three favorites really can’t take the job. Haider Ackermann is said to be ‘way too edgy’ for Dior; Marc Jacobs wanted the job a lot, but LVMH wants him to stick with Vuitton; and Riccardo Tisci simply refused, saying that he was feeling more than comfortable with the job at Givenchy. So nobody’s taking over so far.”
While Vogue UK may insist that insiders say Alexander Wang “is the new name in the frame for the Dior job,” they’re quick to add that “industry experts may scoff at the idea.” Indeed, since Alexander Wang has far less experience then the other designers being considered–and since his designs veer more towards streetwear than couture–he seems an unlikely successor.
Though it’s still a mystery who will replace John Galliano, if this latest report from Vogue UK proves anything, it’s that the fashion industry will keep guessing (and obsessing) until Dior makes their announcement.