Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Who will be Dior's next designer?

Christian Dior's show at Paris fashion week on Friday will be the talk of the town as the brand is still without a designer six months after John Galliano was fired after making anti-Semitic remarks at a Paris bar.Shotlist



FRANCE-DIOR - Paris Fashion week is in full swing and clothes by Portuguese designer Fatima Lopes were first down the runway.


But the talk back stage isn't confined to the latest designs - the next big appointment at Christian Dior is a hot topic.


The brand is still without a designer six months after John Galliano's dramatic firing for making anti-Semitic remarks at a Paris bar.


Tipped to take over is U.S. designer Mark Jacobs who's currently working for Dior's sister brand Louis Vuitton.
Lopes thinks he would be a good choice.


FASHION DESIGNER FATIMA LOPES, SAYING:
"What I really like, what I really respect is the designers who are really unique and of course he (Marc Jacobs) is really unique."


But there are many who disagree including fashion blogger Marcellous L. Jones.
HOST AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THE FASHION INSIDER.COM MARCELLOUS L. JONES, SAYING:
"I'm not very convinced at this particular moment that he will have what it takes in order to take over such an iconic brand as Dior. Particularly because Dior is still one of the houses to have the Haute Couture label. Jacobs has never worked in a house, to my knowledge, where he worked on Haute Couture."


Jacobs is credited with helping to turn Louis Vuitton into the world's biggest luxury brand - raking in nearly $8 billion dollars in annual sales.


Whether he'll get the chance to do the same for Dior is yet to be decided.


Their first collection without Galliano will go on show on Friday when critics hope to find out for certain who will be his successor.


Hayley Platt, Reuters.