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Marc Jacobs rumoured to replace John Galliano

Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs could be set to step into the top design role at French fashion house Christian Dior.

According to reports LVMH chief executive Bernard Arnault is in talks with Jacobs about taking over the position previously held by John Galliano. Meetings are reportedly scheduled to take place between legal representatives for Jacobs and officials from Dior this week.

Christian Dior has been without a head designer since February when British fashion designer Galliano was suspended after being arrested for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks. The French fashion house later severed all ties with Galliano.

If Jacobs were to take the role at Christian Dior it would leave room for a design chief at Louis Vuitton, with Celine creative director Phoebe Philo rumoured to be one name in the hat for the role.

Jacobs was named as artistic director at Louis Vuitton in 1997 and it is reported that discussions on the renewal of his contract have now been delayed awaiting the discussions with Dior. If Jacobs were to move to Dior then his business partner Robert Duffy would most likely also make the move.

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