We’ve known for months that Marc Jacobs will not be stepping in as creative director at Dior. However, no clear explanation as to why was given as the media’s attention shifted to the next possible candidate. (Last we heard, they were considering Raf Simons.) Now, as Jacobs prepares for fashion month and an exhibit in Paris, the designer shares why he really decided to stay at Louis Vuitton.
"It’s a great honor to be considered and Mr Arnault is a super intelligent man and a very smart man and it was certainly a very great honor for him to know that I was capable—and not only capable but that I am someone that he would have wanted for the job," he told the Telegraph in a recent interview. "But I am very happy to be here. There is so much more left to do and building Louis Vuitton into a fashion company is something nobody else can say they really started."
Although we think MJ would be a huge asset to Dior (Or, uh, pretty much any fashion house. Have you seen his clothes?) his decision to stay put has paid off so far. With Louis Vuitton’s display at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris (which opens March 9) and a new fragrance in the works, 2012 is going to be a banner year for the luxury brand.
Regardless, we’re still antsy to see things pan out for Dior. We are guessing the big announcement will be made next month—sometime during the Fall 2012 show madness—and we’re dying to see what happens. In the meantime, let us know who you think is worthy of replacing John Galliano in the comments section.
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