Dior in No Rush to Replace Galliano

 Christian Dior have yet to announce who will replace their previous head designer, John Galliano, who was fired from the position (read the full story here). Dior Chairman Sidney Toledano has said that while they are currently researching the perfect person for the role, the French label is still working as per usual with the help of their own internal teams. Elle magazine commented this week that Christian Dior may not even announce Galliano's replacement before Autumn this year. 

Galliano's final collection for Dior (A/W 2011)

Toledano told Reuters that the announcement could happen at any time including after Autumn this year, but there is no interruption to the label's usual work:  "(The announcement) could come at any time, after (the autumn) or before,  it requires a period of study of various projects. As our internal teams are working perfectly well, we have time. There is no interruption at all, no blanks in the calendar of creations."

Toledano also commented that it was up to Dior to decided the future of John Galliano's eponymous line, as they own 90% of the business, but he declined to comment further. 

 There is much speculation as to who will eventually replace Galliano, including Riccardo Tisci who is currently at Givenchy, Alber Elbaz who is head designer at Lanvin and Peter Copping at Nina Ricci.

Dior also recently donated  500 million yen ($6.03 million) to help rebuild Japan after the recent disaster.

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