Holding your breath to find out who will replace John Galliano at Christian Dior? Stop. Dior is unlikely to name a successor until the autumn, a well-placed source told us.
Apparently, Dior-owner LVMH is in no hurry to make an announcement, for a few reasons.
First of all, Gallianos contract hasnt been dissolved formally, which can take ages under French law. Second, any announcement about a successor would negate the viability of the current collection as a contender for covers and editorial spreads, suggests Fashionista
Perhaps most important, though, is the fact that LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault is in the midst of a £3.6bn takeover of Italian jeweller Bulgarinot the ideal time to launch a thorough search for a Dior replacement. (He also just acquired heritage trunk-maker Moynat, and reports suggest that Jimmy Choo
could be the next company to draw his eye.)
Representatives of Christian Dior had no comment. Chances are, they wont have anything to tell us for awhile. Stay tuned.