The fashion industry has been buzzing about who will replace Raf Simons at the helm of Christian Dior since he abruptly left the Paris-based design house following its Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear show in October. Aside from the rumored replacements that have been lingering (think: Riccardo Tisci, Phoebe Philo, Alber Elbaz, etc.), Sarah Burton’s name has been added to the list. The Alexander McQueen creative director is reportedly in talks with Dior about the position. Reports also surfaced on Tuesday that Fiona Sinha and Aleksandar Stanic, designers for McQ, the house’s little sister line, could be named as Burton’s potential successors. Fashion Week Daily reached out to Kering — Alexander McQueen's parent company — about the hearsay, but a representative refrained from commenting on "rumors."
Burton, who joined the team at McQueen in 1997 on the heels of graduation from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, following a year-long internship with the house, took the reins when its founder died in February 2010. Mostly famously, however, Burton designed the wedding dress of Kate Middleton for her marriage that day to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in April 2011.