Skip Nav
Celebrity Style
14 Stars Who Have Been In on the Braless Trend For a Long Time
Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner Found Her Model Double — Then Hooked Her Up With a Job
Designer Collaborations
Gigi Hadid's Stuart Weitzman Collab Is So Good, It's Impossible to Pick Just 1 Pair of Boots

Arnault Won't Re-Hire John Galliano; Bill Gaytten New Galliano Designer

Bernard Arnault Will Not Be Hiring John Galliano Back; New Galliano Designer Named

>> Despite reports late last week that LVMH was considering re-hiring John Galliano to design for his eponymous label, it's not happening. LVMH chief Bernard Arnault laid any rumors to rest on Saturday, when he said of Galliano: “He will not be working for LVMH.” Arnault added that after Galliano's arrest and dismissal from Dior and LVMH, “he didn’t have the simple politeness to contact me.”

When asked if he had been concerned about Galliano's behavior and absences from work in recent years, Sidney Toledano, CEO at both John Galliano and Christian Dior, replied: “There were concerns, and we warned him officially. I’ve talked to the lawyers for years.”

A new designer, meanwhile, is stepping into Galliano's shoes — at least at his namesake label. Bill Gaytten, who worked beside Galliano in his studio for 23 years, took a bow at the end of the Galliano Spring 2012 menswear show in Paris on Friday (which featured Galliano lookalikes) and is set to succeed Galliano at the creative helm of the collection, Toledano confirmed.

Gaytten oversaw the men's collection from conception to runway. “It’s the same job for me; I’ve been doing it for a long time,” he said. “It was a bit different because John wasn’t there.” He then confessed: “I’m dying to know what he thinks!”

Gaytten is also the studio team leader for Dior's Fall 2011 couture show next week, fueling speculation that he might be a contender to succeed Galliano at Dior, as well. Toledano declined comment on that search.

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Amal and George Clooney at the Met Gala 2015
John Galliano Spring 2014 Hair and Makeup | Runway Pictures
Lady Gaga Dressed Like Galliano
Oscar de la Renta May Hire John Galliano
John Galliano on Charlie Rose Clips | Video
Charlie Rose to Interview John Galliano
John Galliano Vanity Fair Interview After Anti-Semitic Rant

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds