No sooner did we have the confirmation that Marc Jacobs was out at Louis Vuitton came the inevitable question: wholl be next in? With 16 years of Marc stamped all over the house, its big job thatll need a big name to get it done.
Step forward Nicholas Ghesquière, Christopher Kane, Alber Elbaz, Tom Ford, Richard Nicoll, Antonio Berardi And just about any other big fashion-world personality youd care to name. Its all to play for in designer musical chairs. Where will the die fall?
Weve called in the odds on the frontrunners. Click though our gallery to find out whos in the frame and place your bets, pleaseMore
We say: Rumours about Ghesquière joining Vuitton were uttered almost in the same breath as the rumour that Marc was leaving. Makes sense: boasting a 15-year tenure at Balenciaga, he knows the drill when it comes to making a brand with heritage his own long-term. Plus, he’s been at kind of a loose end since he left in November 2012... The one to beat.