on 5th July 2011 | No Comments »
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.”
Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy has announced open days at their European artisan workshops, ateliers, and vineyards for two days in October.
WWD reports that on the 15th and 16th of the month, the public will be able to experience what happens behind the doors of the luxury conglomerate’s brands that include fashion houses Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Dior, jewelry maker De Beers, and champagne labels Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, and Dom Pérignon.
Bernard Arnault told the paper: “Products are one thing, but how they’re made, who makes them, and where is also of interest to the public.”
on 19th May 2011 | 1 Comment »
Reputed fashion blog Fashionista is reporting that Italian designer Riccardo Tisci is set to take over as the new designer for Christian Dior.
The former creative director for Givenchy is rumoured to replace John Galliano following his sacking over Anti-Semitic charges last month
“He’s also…openly discussing his move to Dior with certain acquaintances,” writes editor Lauren Sherman. “And while we still don’t think the official Dior announcement will happen until September, we’re pretty sure the deal is sealed.”
on 5th May 2011 | No Comments »
According to French media reports, the Inglourious Basterds actress has signed on to become the new face of Dior’s Hypnotic Poison fragrance.
Laurent — who has confirmed she will be wearing vintage Dior to the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival as this year’s host — will be joining fellow French actress Marion Cotillard as spokesmodel for the luxury house.
The contract in question involves the brand’s mythic Hypnotic Poison fragrance, previously promoted by actress Monica Bellucci, but this is yet to be confirmed.
on 28th April 2011 | No Comments »
After the John Galliano debacle, Christian Dior can use all the positive publicity it can get, and a new retrospective of its history at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts sets out to bring back the fashion house’s magic.
Opening on April 28, the exhibit showcasing the brand’s 64-year history will not only present its collections over the years — designed by the founder itself as well as the likes of Yves Saint Laurent or Gianfranco Ferré — but also juxtapose them with works of art by Van Gogh or Klimt as well as photographs by Richard Avedon and Man Ray.
John Galliano, sacked as chief designer at Christian Dior amid a furore over alleged anti-Semitic remarks, has now been fired from his eponymous label.
Women’s Wear Daily said Galliano, 50, had been “formally sacked” by directors of the John Galliano label, which is 91 percent owned by Dior.
It added that a sell-off of the upmarket label was not an immediate priority for the owners, despite “unsolicited expressions of interest in the business” coming in from China, Italy and the Middle East.