Rumors that Marc Jacobs may be heading to Dior have been dominating fashion websites after numerous sources are strongly indicating that he is set to be announced any day now as the new creative director.
When John Galliano, the former Christian Dior creative director, left the fashion house in March 2011, Marc Jacobs was reportedly one of the first names on the list as a replacement. According to reports, Jacobs went through some serious negotiations with LVMH C.E.O. Bernard Arnault but quickly took himself out of the equation when his request to bring his entire Louis Vuitton team with him was denied. Despite this apparent removal from the list of potential replacements, many in the fashion world still believe it’s going to be him who snags the coveted position.
In December 2011, Jacobs said, “I am at Vuitton, and I am very happy there. I’ve been saying that for a long time. There have been on-and-off conversations about Dior. I don’t know; maybe someday in the future, maybe years from now, I may end up going someplace else, maybe Dior. But right now I am at Vuitton, and all that matters to me is that that’s where I am and I’m going to keep doing my thing.”
The final decision about who will become the new creative director at Dior is expected to be announced any day now.