Designer Marc Jacobs (pictured) may be slated to replace John Galliano at Christian Dior (Galliano was dismissed from his former creative director position for making anti-Semitic comments), according to the AP. But does that fit? Would the New York-bred fashion darling, who currently helms his namesake line (and spin-offs) along with Louis Vuitton, be an appropriate fit to take the reigns at the house of couture?
However, Jacobs just may be the one the fashion world has been waiting for -- because we're already so familiar with him.
Until we know for sure, Christopher Muther and I rounded up a top 5 list of designers that we think would be a a fit for the role:
Peter Som -- "Perpetually underrated but innovative. Has been floating in the fashion world since his year as creative director at Bill Blass. He could loosen up traditional Dior, although his chances of getting the job are the same as Kim Kardashian admitting she has no talent." -- C.M.
Jason Wu -- "It feels like an ideal fit. Despite his young age, Wu's elegant frocks fit nicely with the Dior mold, however his vision may not be wild enough for Dior couture. Perhaps Michelle Obama could campaign on his behalf?" -- C.M.
Stefano Pilati -- "He's a far more likely choice for the job. He has run the high profile YSL line since 2002, and unlike Galliano, he's easy on the eyes." -- C.M.
Phoebe Philo -- "Something about her makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside, and sleek and refined the outside. Everything she touches (Chloe, Celine) turns to the instant epi-center for French feminine "it" chic. The AP piece cites her as a potential replacement at Louis Vuitton if Jacobs goes to Dior, but since we're playing all in the (LVMH) family, her move to role would be a way to shake things up." -- R.R.
Alber Elbaz -- "After last year's rumors of the Lanvin designer's move to Karl Lagerfeld's role at Chanel proved to be false, we think he deserves his rightful share of glory. " -- R.R.
[Image via REUTERS/Eric Thayer]