It's been a week since Paris Fashion Week ended, and at least that long since we've heard any rumors about a Dior successor. Well, we still don't know a darned thing, but a fashion heavyweight, in the form of Carine Roitfeld, just gave her vote of approval to Marc Jacobs.
Vogue UK caught up with Carine at a book signing for Irreverent yesterday, and caught her in a chatty mood. She told the glossy, "He understands the company, how it works and how to work with them. He's been given the shoulders to do the Dior job already. He's never done couture though, so I'd be really excited to see him do couture for Dior. He's a very smart person. If Marc gets the job, I won't miss a single show." (Obviously Dior would become the hottest ticket in town.)
And what about if someone else gets the job? Awkward! Carine said, "It's hard because there have been so many names floating around now that they might know that they weren't the first choice." We have a feeling that whoever finally does get that job is going to think it's a very, very good thing and not be too fussed about whether or not they were the first choice. However, we suppose she could have a point.
If designer X gets the job instead of Marc, will all the critics be saying "What if.." and comparing hypothetical Marc Jacobs creations to whatever the new hypothetical Dior designer sends down the runway? That would be even more annoying than being compared to John Galliano, whose design shoes are already going to be notoriously hard to fill. Anyway. We're still waiting.