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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Fashion's Musical Chairs

So now what happens?
Riccardo Tisci to Dior? He's already in the LVMH family.
Hedi Slimane to Dior?
Slimane has the Dior history and everyone I know would love to see him try a women's collection.
I've heard very faint whispers that Hedi Slimane is close to a YSL deal, though. If so, Stefano Pilati to...Armani??
Olivier Theyskens did incredibly chic suits during his Rochas days. That could translate well to Dior.
And Haider Ackermann certainly seems ready for a step forward...

Comments on "Fashion's Musical Chairs"


Blogger Lia said ... (3:30 PM) : 

rooting for Haider Ackerman <3


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:34 PM) : 

i also heard the slimane to ysl, it would the best come back ever!


Blogger chuck n. said ... (3:45 PM) : 

with the incredible tailoring he displayed in his ss 2011 collection, i sincerely hope haider ackermann takes the reins at dior.

riccardo tisci would be a perfect fit too but i love him too much at givenchy


Anonymous mll mag said ... (3:48 PM) : 

Heider ackerman or riccardo tisci... ;))


Blogger JJC said ... (3:48 PM) : 

Is it really this inbred? Why not more recruiting from externally? Or do the seniors move up and then that gives juniors room to move in?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:00 PM) : 

i actually have no idea what is going to happen, but i am curious.... hmph


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (4:04 PM) : 

My favourite is Olivier Theyskens!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:04 PM) : 

Really, who cares? It's so meaningless. It's just... clothes. [insert name here] will take the post, lots of press, lots of speculation, lots of hype and then in a few years move on and the fashion merry go round will turn again. Love your blog though! x


Anonymous H said ... (4:06 PM) : 

I'm quite sure the Slimane/YSL rumour is just a rumour


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:15 PM) : 

theyskens-he'd do wonders with dior's funds, hedi would be better at ysl, and please jil for armani


Blogger lola said ... (4:18 PM) : 

I'm quite sure the Slimane/YSL rumour is just a rumour

But it WOULD be great if he went back to fashion, he has so much talent. What he did at Dior Homme was amazing. I've always wanted to see what he would do for women's wear.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:32 PM) : 

@Ofelia - Haider doesn't fit in at all at Dior..Dior is all about being feminine with subtle sexiness..i suppose you don't really wear Dior...he would ruin it ..


Blogger Teach.Workout.Love said ... (4:58 PM) : 

i love these


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:59 PM) : 

I want to see Tisci at Dior but he`s doing such a great job at Givenchy though!I jus hope whoever the new designer is, would be as creative and glamourous as galliano


Anonymous Patricia Ann said ... (5:00 PM) : 

In my opinion, because I am in love with Tisci's couture work, I would never want him to ever leave Givenchy even though he seems to spring rumors frequently about his departure and what he will do next.

As for who might replace Galliano as head designers of Dior, my feminist side is saying that either the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte or Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, mostly because both teams have the aesthetics that I can think will best suit Dior.

Patricia Ann


Anonymous TheCoolMeister said ... (5:01 PM) : 

I couldn't envision Tisci having a successful career at Dior. I think his print is so strong at Givenchy now, and his popularity so great that it would be silly for him to leave at this point. It would be like Lagerfeld simply dropping Chanel and designing for Dior.
And as for Mr. Slimane, call it foolish dreaming, but I only ever want to think of him as a masterful designer of menswear. Women have been and continue to be granted with so many opportunities to dream in clothes by other marvelous talents; can't we just leave men with a few notable champions?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:08 PM) : 

Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of MARCHESA!


Blogger Sailor Jamee said ... (5:41 PM) : 

I can't wait to see what happens!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:51 PM) : 

I really hate the idea of Tisci moving from Givenchy because I love him there. Rooting for Ackermann or Slimane.


Blogger Maowel said ... (5:53 PM) : 

Madame Figaro seemed to think Alber Elbaz was a quite interesting choice for Dior. I totally agree, except I'd be immensely sad if Elbaz was to leave Lanvin...


Blogger Robert said ... (5:56 PM) : 

Olivier Theyskens just signed that contract as creative director at Zara - and presented a well received collection just a short time ago.
Slimane was already at Dior and YSL for menswear...does he want to go back to those houses for women's collections ?
I hope that Elbez doesn't leave Lanvin - I love his work for that house.
I say get a woman designer into Dior !


Blogger Stylestar67 said ... (6:18 PM) : 

If Dior were my house, Monsieur Arnault, I believe I would ask Jean Paul Gaultier to take over. He is very Parisian and has shown that he understands the ultra luxe market very well during his reign at Hermès.
...or else Vivienne Westwood, it would be interesting to see where she could take her couture sensibility and craft with the backing of a very wealthy house and a true haute couture atelier behind her.


Blogger about said ... (6:35 PM) : 

Haider Ackermann is definitely ready for the next step. (He is one of my favorite designers.) However, he doesn't quite seem like the perfect fit at Dior. Dior is too lady-like for the likes of Ackermann. I must say I am excited to see what happens though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:35 PM) : 

Olivier Theyskens - totally overrated and hasn't proved commercially viable as a designer. Yes, he's editorially approved (and especially by Anna Wintour) that I think he gets kudos from the flock of fashion sheep.

Someone new would be amazing. Galliano was a bit stale at Dior in the past few years.

A woman would be great but really it just has to be someone who's talented. Dior, economically is arguably the second most important brand to LVMH so it will be an important call. However, strategically do they want a big name to overshadow the Dior brand or do they want someone who is new and can take the womenswear brand to a new consumer group whilst keeping the old guarde happy.

I hope for someone new!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 PM) : 

Theyskens would be perfect for Dior!!!


Blogger mario jr said ... (6:59 PM) : 

I really dont like the suggested designers to fill in the position of Mr. Galliano for Dior. They really did a TOO GOOD JOB from the past seasons up to now. How about some new or semi- new designer with a great energy will head instead?

For me, Mary Katrantzou, the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte, Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman of Marchesa, Zac Posen, or Joseph Altuzarra will fit the description. I think they could do a great job with their great energy their bringing from their aesthetics and will look awesome at Dior's design sensibilities in the future. Or for experienced ones, how about Jean Paul Gaultier? It will be great to see that happening too.

XOXO from the Philippines! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:26 PM) : 

Personally I think that Olivier Theyskens should get the job. X


Blogger Celia said ... (8:52 PM) : 

I think Tischi would be the safe choice, however I would love to see what Ackermann could do for Dior.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:08 PM) : 

Maybe this is too wild, but I thought about it the day before I saw the thread- The Olsen Sisters at Dior....they seem obsessed with interpreting luxury through fabric and fit at the Row, with hyper discretion and charm...what if they brought that rigor to a flashy house like Dior....would be interesting, no? They're certainly used to handling fame and even though they are young, they're seasoned and they've been through the tabloid mill and survived.....


Blogger Cathy G said ... (9:42 PM) : 

Heidi Slimane doing a women's collection? Yes please!


Anonymous YYZ said ... (10:21 PM) : 

Olivier leapt immediately to my mind when I was trying to figure out what Dior would do next.

I am so very sad about Galliano-- I believe he is a genius and it breaks my heart to learn that he believes the things he said... How do we reconcile genius with something so odious?


Anonymous P8 said ... (10:30 PM) : 

No, no, I love Theyskens right where he is, at Theory! Georgina Chapman would be nice, though :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:14 PM) : 

AAAHH Hedi Slimane! Hell yeah.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:33 PM) : 

Maybe a comeback for Lacroix? He's one of the best loved couturiers in France, and despite his recent collaboration with Desigual, he's kept a low profile. If he can prove to investors that he can design a collection with commercial appeal, I think that he could be a terrific fit for Dior.


Blogger kathrynnova said ... (12:14 AM) : 


i miss him. don't mind my yelping in all caps.

thank you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:16 AM) : 

o come on cheryl. really. learn more. i just have to be a bully about this one.


Blogger MONi said ... (3:27 AM) : 

So it's true? John Galliano won't be coming back to Dior? It's a lost for Dior but if he really is such a rasist...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:38 AM) : 

Dior will find the person that they need. It would be nice if somone made the decision to bring in some new blood, some really new young blood instead of recyling all of our tried and true fashion favorites.

I could easily suggest a few.

Having worked in the industry for over 20 years I have opinions as do many. I think that Hedi deserves a shot at women's somewhere, perhaps not Dior out of the gate, but why not. As for Stefano Pilati, he doesn't have the chops or the style for Armani. I really don't think he was able to justice to YSL


Blogger Alexis Noel said ... (6:09 AM) : 

Vote for Theyskens...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:20 AM) : 

Olivier Theyskens, of course!


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:39 AM) : 

The next signing may well be a bigger surprise (think Christophe Lemaire @ Hermès : Lemaire talent is undoubted but no-one was expecting such a move from a designer who largely keeps out of the media).
The signing of Galliano @ Givenchy heralded a new era in fashion. Many have seen the works of Galliano @ Dior & McQueen @ Givenchy as headline-grabbing dresses that served to sell accessories & perfumes. I trust that the new signing may be someone like Marc Bohan or Gianfranco Ferré, someone who is able to create a sustainable, long-term style & image for Dior’s women fashion. This might rule out Theysken for example. Of course, I dream of seeing Lacroix back in the fashion world but I doubt this would make sense to him & Dior to collaborate in such a way.

PS. Talking as someone who ahs recruited in fashion: Someone currently unemployed, therefore without a notice period & ready to come immediately may have the edge. When a change is announced, it has often been signed months in advance (see the Hermes / Lacoste transitions).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:17 AM) : 

Riccardo Tisci to Dior and Haider Ackermann to Givenchy!


Blogger Fashion said ... (7:27 AM) : 

I totally agree with you, some people have problems to visualize the colors and the textures of the clothes. Is not all about the money, is just about being fashion anyway.

Just love here.



Anonymous irena said ... (8:39 AM) : 

Are there no female fashion designers out there???


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:45 AM) : 

...this list is endless but not a single one has the same approach of our storyteller Mr. Galliano..


Blogger 汪太太 Wang Tai Tai said ... (9:16 AM) : 

Tom Ford?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:22 AM) : 

haha it's such an irony.A few days ago we were crying about Galliano and now everyone forgets him... I'm still shocked and can't even imagine DIOR withoust genial JOHN GALLIANO clothes.Hope he would find another way to show us his crautures!


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (10:51 AM) : 

Yes, Slimane,Pilati or Ackermann are between the best names, but why not a great comeback from Claude Montana? Or Gigli?


Anonymous Victoria Regia said ... (1:12 PM) : 

I'm guessing (and rooting for) someone completely new.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:01 PM) : 

Please don't take Theyskens away from Theory (I NEVER thought I'd write that sentence....). Seriously though, great fashion at a good price and really a chance for him to heavily influence a brand a lot of girls count on for work staples.


Blogger Julie said ... (2:46 PM) : 

The colors are so exciting!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:17 PM) : 

Olivier Theyskens! Please!


Blogger Patrick said ... (5:00 PM) : 

I think Alber Ebaz from Lanvin to Dior would be a perfect fit. Besides it would be a world of good to hire an Israeli designer to placate the PR mess that Dior has right now.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:40 PM) : 

I think Galliano pursued a very strong style for Dior but lately his prêt-a-porter was shadowed by his grandiose couture collections, and it's not good for anybody. In a ideal world, I'd leave Galliano do the couture and pick someone new for the prêt-à-porter.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:21 PM) : 

Anton said...
Maybe a comeback for Lacroix?

Someone mention Lacroix yesterday, as Anton just said.
And l personally do like the idea, could be a great come back to him.
As l do think there are so many good choises.

Hugs Loló


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:26 AM) : 

slimane for ysl would be EPIC
but i think haider ackermann is so much more chanel than dior...cant you see ackermann totally killing it in chanel? - i meant that in a good way. I think haider ackermann should just wait for the chanel seat to open up...which i feel will be sometime soon


Blogger Our Asian tripo said ... (5:42 AM) : 

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:25 AM) : 

The models played musical chairs while they played - I thought their name was Shy Guy, but cannot find anything about them.

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 PM) : 



Anonymous abigailrojas said ... (2:14 PM) : 

alexander wang


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:32 AM) : 

Whoever wrote that theyskens is the creative director for Zara is a moron. He is the creative director for theory and that's going to be his home for a while. There's no way Andrew Rosen would let him go after what he's done for the company in the past 8 months. And I'm sure he is comfortable with his theory paycheck and new life in NYC. Paris = boring. And doesn't Heidi shoot hipster photography and live in Venice beach now? He'll never go back. Honestly who cares about Dior ugh.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:38 AM) : 

Oliver Theyskens is my favorite designer, I would love to see him at Dior!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:39 AM) : 

I also vote for Theyskens


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:09 PM) : 

if i'm lvmh, and i want this brand to triple its trading amount...carine. period. pay her whatever she wants. next.


Anonymous Natalie said ... (1:21 AM) : 

Carine would be interesting, but I would expect Dior to require exquisite technical skills, which I doubt Carine has since she was never classically trained as a designer. I have loved Theyskens for a long time, and would be happy to see his aesthetics mixed with Dior tradition.


Anonymous ak said ... (9:28 PM) : 

I adore those pics especially the colorful ribbed tights and the first navy coat!


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