Alber Elbaz To Take Over at Chanel?

Mimi ON Oct 08, 2009 AT 10:11 am

Tilda Swinton, Alber Elbaz and Linda Evangelista

Tilda Swinton, Alber Elbaz and Linda Evangelista

Don’t worry King Karl Lagerfeld isn’t going anywhere just yet, but if he did choose to vacate his position at Chanel apparently the man to fill his fashionable Chanel boots would be Alber Elbaz. Currently at the helm of Lanvin, his latest show in Paris had the fashion pack in such a frenzy of praise, many are saying he will be next in line to take over from King Karl. An  unnamed top retailer said, “It was almost like he was saying, ‘Look at what I can do’. He has the ready-to-wear, the accessories, the personality, all the attention of the press… that larger-than-life-ness that is required to run a house like Chanel.”

A magazine director was also heard saying “Karl is Karl – even at 76, he is the most prolific designer in fashion. Who else works on his level? But this show was so good that it almost proved if anyone else can even think about doing Chanel, it’s Alber.”

Could it be curtains for Karl? We think not, we’re talking about the man that plans to “die with his boots on.”

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