Revenge! Jacobs May Replace Galliano at Dior
Jewish designer in talks to take over as creative director
The fashion world is abuzz with well-sourced, well-dressed chatter that Marc Jacobs is very, very close to taking over as creative director at Christian Dior following the unglamorous professional demise of John Galliano, eternally Youtube-able anti-Semite. Women’s Wear Daily has sparked the buzz with (alas, subscription only) reports that Marc Jacobs, the creative director of Louis Vuitton who, apparently, was passed over for the Dior position in the nineties in favor of the now-toxic Galliano, might finally reach the helm of the famed luxury brand.
If Jacobs does get the Dior position, Jezebel points out, he’ll be the first American and non-European to design for the brand. He also happens to be a Jewish boy from New Jersey, and as long as he’s nicer than that clown (pirate?) Galliano he’ll have our full support. Plus, he’ll get to hang around with Natalie Portman, who stars in Dior’s current ad campaign and who totally told Galliano what’s what. And, let it be noted that The Scroll does, in fact, endorse the spelling of Jacobs’ first name.
Marc Jacobs to Dior? Talks Get Serious [WWD]
Reports: Marc Jacobs in Talks to Succeed John Galliano at Dior [The Cut]
Marc Jacobs Said To Be Replacing John Galliano at Dior [Jezebel]
Related: Fashion’s Fascists [Tablet Magazine]
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