And the Dior saga drags on just a little longer.
Talks between Dior and Marc Jacobs have come to a halt, WWD is reporting. Jacobs had been the number one name to succeed Galliano at Dior; a deal seemed imminent. But as Jacobs was keen on taking his entire design team from Vuitton with him to Dior, and Phoebe Philo--the name floated as the one likely to take over for Jacobs at LVMH's luxury linchpin--was keen on keeping on with her minimalist jam at Celine, it's back to the drawing board. Alexander Wang (so apparently that rumor was true), Jason Wu and Raf Simons are among the candidates who have been approached, according to WWD.