Image via Balmain.
Galliano is out at Dior and in at rehab, Christophe Decarnin, creative director at Balmain, and who with our bagless role model Emmanuelle Alt created the house’s signature bold shoulder and skinny jeans rocker aesthetic, is either resting, or in a mental hospital, depending on which media outlet you read.
The Independent puts all the chairs in place for us:
Even without the apparent changes at Balmain, Parisian fashion is set to be reformed: though there are no official statements yet, the fashion crowd expects Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci to replace Galliano at Dior, with Haider Ackermann likely to fill Tisci’s spot. (Ackermann was previously rumored to be in the running to take over Chanel when Karl Lagerfeld retires next year, but the recent developments have added new fuel to the idea that Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz could be the lucky one.)
Also, everybody seems to be convinced that, despite YSL’s official denial, creative director Stefano Pilati will soon be ousted from the house and succeeded by former Dior Homme designer Hedi Slimane, with ancient Vogue editrix Carine Roitfeld possibly joining him at the house.
Got all that? There will be a quiz later.
Also I wonder how Ms. Roitfeld feels about being called ancient? Is that a British thing?