Since March, John Galliano, head designer for Dior, has been all over the news. Galliano, who joined Dior in 1996, was fired last month when a video was posted online by the British Tabloid The Sun, where he made some anti-Semitic remarks. Watch the video:
Apparently this was not the first time he had been heard making those kinds of comments and a bit after this video was released he was accused of being racist by others and he will be having a trial in France this year.
Quickly after the video aired Dior suspended him, they knew something like this would bring them down, so they cut the cord! There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Galliano is an amazing designer and artist, he has worked on many stunning garments and collections over the years, but he made his bed. Now that his career in Dior is over who will be taking his place? Everyone is anxiously waiting to know who will be his replacement. Dior is one of the leading brands in the world and I’m sure many designers have their eyes on the prize. Some of the names that have been thrown around online as potential new head designers are: Tom Ford, Alber Elbaz, Riccardo Tisci and Marc Jacobs.
Dior will not be naming a successor until fall because there are legalities regarding Galliano’s contract, they also want to protect their brand’s current collection from bad press related to the incident and they are in the midst of big business.
Who do you think would be a good fit at Dior?