The top spot at Christian Dior has been empty since John Galliano’s rampage in a Paris cafe, but the search is apparently over. And the pride of French fashion is going with an American.
The Daily Front Row has heard from multiple high-ranking sources that Marc Jacobs will leave his post as creative director of Louis Vuitton to take over at Dior. A spokesperson for the house declined to comment, but the report claims that an announcement from LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault is “imminent.”
Since he took over at Louis Vuitton in 1997, Mr. Jacobs has seen the brand’s value and reach increase immensely. Mr. Arnault will expect to see a similar growth spurt at Dior once he moves Mr. Jacobs from one LVMH brand to another.
Mr. Jacobs, who was born in New York City, will unveil his Spring/Summer 2012 line on the Monday evening of Fashion Week, at the 69th Regiment Armory.