After months of speculation, it appears, according to Fashionista.com, that Marc Jacobs has finally decided to turn down the job of Creative Director at Dior.
Jacobs’ name had been thrown into the mixture very prematurely, way back in February when Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci and Haider Ackermann were the pegged forerunners for the position. Tisci is as happy as can be at LVMH’s Givenchy, producing clothes that has kept the fashion set and Hollywood’s A-list in raptures, so he eventually bowed out. In hind sight, the consideration does feel a bit forced.
The main qualms that arose from negotiations involved Jacob’s prerequisition that his whole Louis Vuitton team be transferred over along with him, which in turn called for a major revamping of Dior’s aesthetic constitution. Jacobs, LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and Dior president Sidney Toledano also couldn’t come to an agreement with the paycheck that comes with the job.
LVMH’s other designer darling, Celine’s Phoebe Philo, also refused to budge from her comfy place at the head of fashion’s new favorite luxury brand.
What’s sick about all this is that Jacobs’ parameters don’t consider the fates of all those seamstresses, tailors, pattern-makers and designers who currently preside at the Dior atelier. Those people deserve their hard-earned jobs.
Now, it appears that Tom Ford‘s name is the latest to be thrown in the whirlpool. Ford’s eponymous line is still a baby and judging from his last outing, he’s still recatching his footing. Plus, he also has celluloid dreams to take care of. Ford’s name is best left untouched. Fashionista also made a keen suggestion in throwing Jason Wu‘s name out there. He’s well on his way to solidifying his position as New York’s king of edgy romance. His Versailles/Polidori collection for fall 2011 carries the kind of haute sensibility that would work wonders under the Christian Dior brand. Jason Wu the couturier. Now there’s a thought.
Check out Wu’s Fall 2011 collection and decide for yourself..
Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2011 RTW