Apparently, Dior-owner LVMH is in no hurry to make an announcement, for a few reasons.
First of all, Galliano’s contract hasn’t 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 Bulgari—not 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 won’t have anything to tell us for awhile. Stay tuned.