Dior taking its time to find Galliano successor

Dior Fall Winter 2012 Haute Couture show

Christian Dior is in no hurry to name a successor to the disgraced John Galliano as creative director, its chief executive Sidney Toledano said on Monday.

“You know when you ask young girls all the time when they are going to get married, they reply: When I find the right man,” he told AFP as the Paris fashion house sent out its first post-Galliano haute couture collection.

Dior will “take all its time” in finding “a long-term solution”, Toledano said, adding: “All options are open for the future.”

Dior Fall Winter 2012 Haute Couture collection show

With no permanent successor on the horizon, Monday’s collection was overseen by Galliano’s longtime right-hand man in the Dior atelier, Bill Gaytten, who is now in charge of the Dior-owned John Galliano label.

Gaytten took the applause at the end of the show at the Rodin museum with his first assistant Susanna Venegas.

Source: AFP

Dior Fall Winter 2011 2012