More from the designer rumblings in Paris. Karl Lagerfeld reneged on his previous declaration that Haider Ackermann was a worthy successor at Chanel. He told W Magazine that he didnt especially want Haider to succeed him, its not his world I dont think.
And what of his thoughts on who should take over at Dior? Well Im not a consultant there, but I think Riccardo Tisci would be good, and then Haider Ackermann at Givenchy not because they are friends of mine, but because they are good.
Yesterday one vacant crown was taken off the market as we announced that Olivier Rousteing was taking over at Balmain, not that King Karl had much interest in that posting. When asked his opinion on Christophe Decarnins successor he sniffed, forget about it! This was a job done by a fashion editor. I dont even know the name of the man who did it, so dont ask me about that. Fashion Editors preparing to make the break in to designing beware... Would he be as sniffy with Carine?More