Marc Jacobs is rumored to be the top contender to take over as creative director at Christian Dior after designer John Galliano was let go earlier this year, in the wake of an anti-Semitic outburst caught on tape in a Parisian cafe. According to reports, Jacobs is in talks with Bernard Arnault, CEO of luxury conglomerate LVMH, which owns Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy, among other houses. Arnault also separates own Dior. Jacobs, who currently serves as the creative director for both Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, is rumored to be on his way out at Louis Vuitton after a lengthy tenure at LVMH’s most profitable brand. If he does take the Dior position, he would likely give up his perch at Louis Vuitton but continue working on his own lines at Marc Jacobs.
The other top contenders for the position: Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton and Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière.