'I doubt that'll happen!' he laughed, citing his recent investment by Kering - the rival luxury conglomerate to Vuitton owner LVMH - as a teensy bit of a sticking point. The day Marc Jacobs announced his resignation from the house, the official bookies odds on Kane stepping were an impressive 7/1, putting him right behind frontrunner Nicholas Ghesquière.
'I don't think people did their homework,' he told us. 'I've seen the odds. But I wouldn't be putting a bet on, let's put it that way.
'I think Marc did an amazing job; he's such a great guy. But it's good to move on. It's sad, but I think Marc Jacobs the brand will be so much bigger and better with him fully behind it.'
Paris chat aside, it was all about Scotland last night, as the country's top creative talent descended in a whirl of pipers and tartan upon an intimate awards ceremony at Dover House in Whitehall, then on to dinner at 8 Northumberland Place before nightcaps at - where else? - Whisky Mist.
David Gandy, Laura Carmichael, Model of the Year Mary Charteris and Stella Tennant, who collected the International Designer of the Year Award on behalf of Chanel, were among the famous faces who joined the celebrations - which were expertly hosted by Laura Whitmore and, much to ELLE's delight, included an Irn Bru sorbet on the dessert plate.
See the full list of winners below.
SCOTTISH FASHION AWARDS 2013 WINNERS
Scottish Young Designer of the Year - Jennifer Morris
Scottish Textile Designer of the Year Alice Palmer
Scottish Retailer of the Year - Schuh
Scottish Communicator of the Year - Penny Martin
Scottish Accessory Designer of the Year - Finlay & Co
Scottish Graduate of the Year - Lauren Smith
International Designer of the Year (For Best Use of Scottish Fabric) - Chanel
Scottish Model of the Year - Mary Charteris
Creative Excellence Award - Pam Hogg
Scottish Innovator of the Year - Louise Gray
Scottish Designer of the Year - Christopher Kane
Scottish Ambassador of the Year - Harris Tweed Hebrides
Hall of Fame - Dr Brian Duffy