photo courtesy wwdMeet Camille Miceli. She's the woman responsible for the brilliant plastic, paper chain necklaces on Louis Vuitton's AW09 runway. After stints at Alaia and Chanel, she worked in Louis' PR department right when Marc took over as Creative Director before working her way to the head of costume jewelry collections, a post she's held since 2003. But today, WWD announces she's moving to Dior in October rounding out Bernard Arnault's all-star cast of John Galliano, Kris Van Assche, and Victoire de Castellane. While she and Galliano obviously share a funky aesthetic, it's quite different and it'll be exciting to see what she whips up for AW10 in such a different environment.
Report: Marc Jacobs to Dior, Phoebe Philo to Louis Vuitton
After months of speculation and rumors about who would replace John Galliano at Dior, the latest report from WWD has Marc Jacobs in talks to take over at the storied French house. The news flies in the face of the most recent Dior rumors, which suggested that LVMH chair Bernard Arnault would install a lesser known designer at the helm. Of course, if Jacobs is appointed as creative director at Dior, he would vacate his post at Louis Vuitton, and a major reshuffling at LVMH would ensue. WWD is reporting that Phoebe Philo's massive success at Celine makes her the frontrunner to replace Jacobs at Louis Vuitton (not to fret, Philo-files, she will reportedly stay on as creative designer at Celine, too). None of this is set in stone yet--neither Jacobs nor Dior have commented on the report and a source told WWD that "a deal with Jacobs is not assured, but that the American designer and Dior management are so far 'excited' about the prospect."