Galliano’s Replacement Chosen

Mimi ON Mar 10, 2011 AT 12:16 pm

Riccardo Tisci

Riccardo Tisci

Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci is set to take over from John Galliano as the chief designer at Dior.

The Central Saint Martins graduate is said to have been “confirmed” for the job, although the French fashion house has yet to confirm the news.

Style.com fashion editor Derek Blasberg tweeted: “‘I was just told backstage at the @KatyPerry concert (of all places!) that Riccardo Tisci is CONFIRMED at Dior. (sic)”

However, the 35-year-old sartorialist claimed to be happy in his position at Givenchy earlier this week.

He said: “I felt this was a strong, positive season. And I’m happy at Givenchy.”

Galliano was sacked from Dior recently after being filmed shouting an anti-Semitic rant at women in a French cafe.

In a statement, the fashion house’s president Sidney Toledano said: “I condemn most firmly the statements made by John Galliano which are in total contradiction to the essential values that have always been defended by the House of Christian Dior.”

Another name recently suggested for the job at Dior was Lanvin head Alber Elbaz.

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