Tweeters at Style.com said that they didn't want to "add to the Dior rumor mill" yesterday when they revealed that "people in Paris are asking, why has the Lanvin team been in tears all day?"
But of course they did, and now everyone is wondering why Jason Wu was sitting front row at Lanvin. When asked by WWD, the young American designer simply said, "Mrs. Wang asked me." Mrs. Wang is the owner of the Lanvin fashion house.
Whether or not this means anything is difficult to determine. So I'm going to put my common sense hat on for a moment. Common sense tells me that Riccardo Tisci is definitely, definitely the next Dior designer. Sources inside the house of Dior--sources whom I trust--have told me as much. But it's all just rumors, right? Even Derek Blasberg's "confirmation" is still just a rumor. We won't have a solid answer until LVMH releases an official statement.