According to WWD, Marc Jacobs could succeed Dior’s John Galliano.
According to NY Mag, Jacobs’ contract at Louis Vuitton is ending soon and LVMH is said to want him for Dior. While the rumors of Jacobs taking on Dior have been swirling for months, he was recently asked about the job and admitted that he hadn’t been asked.
Jacobs is not the only one that LVMH reportedly wanted for Dior. WWD reported that Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz and Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere were up for the position too, as well as Alexander McQueen’s successor Sarah Burton– who reportedly turned it down– and Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci.
Earlier this year, Galliano got wrapped up in a public mess when he made offensive comments that cost him his job at Dior, where he worked for 14 years and had made him one of the most famous designers in the fashion world.
The first reported incident took place in February, after Galliano made offensive comments in the Paris cafe. No sooner did another person come forward and accuse the designer of making offensive remarks in the same cafe months earlier. The British tabloid, The Sun, also released video of Galliano in the cafe, where he was heard saying, “I love Hitler.”
According to the Huffington Post, Galliano apologized for his remarks and said, “Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologize for my behavior in causing any offense.” He also said that he was “seeking help” for his personal problems in a United States rehab center.
But his apology wasn’t enough and Galliano was out of a job.
The designer later admitted to having a drug addiction that included alcohol, valium and sleeping pills. He went on to reportedly say he started drinking in a cyclical way and after every “creative high” he would crash. According to the NY Times, the abuse was attributed to panic attacks he suffered after trying to raise revenues for his brand Galliano and Dior.