Thursday, May 26, 2011
Hey Dior! Where did you go?
After the scandal broke out 4 months ago the fashion house of Christian Dior has not been the same. John Galliano caused an embarrassment and has been living underground or what he prefers to call "rehab". I have very little pity for the designer; he made disgusting antisemedic remarks in a Paris cafe and his excuse from alcohol do not make his actions tolerable.
But my question is, where is the Dior empire now? LVMH (LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A.) announced they were not confirming who would replace Galliano but the expeculation game is always a fun one. From Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci to Alber Elbaz from Lanvin, this could be anyones game. With the Resort shows coming up the house has obviously made a decision to keep the identy of the lucky designer a secret. In the next couple of weeks we will see who got the job and I'm expeculating Tisci got it. Sadly who will take over Givenchy? Tisci's gothic chic has revamped the brand and created a larger new following. I’m not sure how his take on the classic Dior design will influence his dark and sheer fashion but this will be a very interesting one for sure. With only 5 months into the year fashion houses have taken big hits with Balmain, Dior, Chloe all changing creative directors I’m very excited to see the Resort and Spring collections each brand will produce.
Photo Credit: The New York Times: nymag.com, IMAXtree