We wish we were making this up. The Dior rumor mill went on hiatus for a few months, perked up again during Paris fashion week and we haven’t heard anything since…until now. And it’s not at all what we expected to hear.
According to our source, Kanye West–you know, the rapper who designed a couple of not-so-well received collections and showed them in Paris–has been in talks with the 65-year-old couture house about the position John Galliano left vacant over a year ago.
We’re taking this rumor with an even bigger grain of salt than all the other ones, because honestly, what could Dior be thinking? Perhaps they’re just looking for someone to bring more publicity to the house while the design team continues to make the clothes. If that sounds completely outlandish, remember–Ungaro hired Lindsay Lohan once. And compared to Lohan, West is practically a couturier.
Interestingly, Riccardo Tisci, who obviously collaborated with West in some capacity on his collections, was one of the early rumored candidates for the Dior job. Also worth noting: West looked pretty chummy with Antoine Arnault, son of Christian Dior chairman (and LVMH CEO) Bernard Arnault, at a Givenchy show back in 2009 (above photo). Just sayin.’
We reached out to Kanye West’s camp and here’s what they had to say: