Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci is tipped by widespread chatter on Twitter to be named as John Galliano’s replacement at Christian Dior later today.
Derek Blasberg, fashion journalist and editor of menswear magazine Vman, tweeted last night: “’I was just told backstage at the @KatyPerry concert (of all places!) that Riccardo Tisci is CONFIRMED at Dior. I leave #PFW for a second…”
His comment has ignited discussion on Twitter and at Paris Fashion Week on the matter, as well as about who might replace Tisci at Givenchy.
Dior’s spokesman could not be reached for comment this morning and Givenchy declined to comment.
Tisci, who designed the gown Cate Blanchett to this year’s Oscars – arguably the most successful and ground breaking red carpet look of the evening - has been at Givenchy since 2005.
He was initially appointed creative director of womenswear and haute couture, and was in 2008 handed additional responsibility for menswear and accessories. He also designed the costumes for Madonna’s 2008 Sticky & Sweet tour.
John Galliano was sacked from Christian Dior last week after he made anti-Semitic remarks.
Galliano has since apologised for his actions, at the same time as denying the claims made against him. He has vowed to fight the allegations.
He is due to stand trial in France later this year and could face up to six months in prison.