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Marc Jacobs is Taking Over Dior?- Stylert.com
A half year has passed since Christian Dior lost its designer, and this week, a new name entered the Galliano-replacement ring, Marc Jacobs. Is Marc Jacobs set to take over at Christian Dior?
By: gaby schmid
Jacobs was born in New York City. He attended The New School, studying at the university’s art and design division, Parsons. Jacobs began to design at Perry Ellis after its founder had died. In 1987, Jacobs was the youngest designer to have ever been awarded the fashion industry’s highest tribute, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent.
Insiders are now claiming that Marc Jacobs, the artistic director at Louis Vuitton, is in talks with Bernard Arnault, the boss at LVMH (the conglomerate that owns both labels), to head up the brand. Other names who have been in the frame include Haider Ackermann, Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, Nicolas Ghesquiere of Balenciaga, and Sarah Burton (who designed the royal wedding dress), who was rumoured to have rebuffed an LVMH offer after the royal wedding.
The move would also make sense because the New York designer has a proven track record within the company. He already has experience of working for big brands and has a knack for producing brilliantly diverse collections each season while also possessing design fluency. Not only has Jacobs raised profits, but under him, Louis Vuitton now is leading the trend market. With the right platform, this sort of imagination could translate into big profits for Dior.
With the fashion weeks just around the corner we aren't far from find out the truth.
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