Dior didn't say yet the name to succeed John Galliano at the maison, and meanwhile, the only increase speculation.
Cathy Horyn of The New York Times, said that there are no obvious choices, but among the names mentioned so far, and Elbaz Tisci are the most likely. Already Suzy Menkes of International Herald Tribune, agrees in part. She recalls that the group LVMH (owner of Dior) and its founder, Bernard Arnault, had the habit of moving executives and designers from the company's brands - the very first Galliano went by Givenchy in 1995, before taking on the Dior years following. For her, then it is natural that the name of Tisci is considered one of the first list.
And the debate was at stake: in English stock exchange, Pilati leads, followed by Hedi Slimane and Kris Van Assche (current and former designer of Dior Homme, respectively), followed by Haider Ackermann (the darling of Karl Lagerfled).
Update: this Friday (4), the website notes that British Vogue in Paris rumors realize that Tisci has already been slated to replace Galliano and Ackermann will take his place at Givenchy.