Shortly after his spring show, Marc Jacobs remarked that he "wouldn't be able to say no" were he offered the creative director position at Dior, which has now stood vacant since last March.
We expected the confirmation would be imminent, but negotiations between Dior and Jacobs seem to have taken longer than originally planned. New reports from WWD confirm, however, that Jacobs remains the frontrunner in spite of delays.
"Negotiations with Marc Jacobs . . . to become Dior’s next couturier have been progressing, sources said this week. It is understood . . . Phoebe Philo remains the preferred candidate to succeed Jacobs at Vuitton, should the American designer conclude a deal with Dior."
Interestingly, Dior reported a 17.6% increase in revenue in the third quarter of the fiscal year—a peculiar outcome, considering the controversial nature of Galliano's departure, but certainly a good omen for Jacobs were to take the helm.