LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault squashed rumors regarding the possibility of John Galliano coming back to his namesake label over the weekend, telling the New York Times's Cathy Horyn that "he will not be working for LVMH." Instead, Bill Gaytten will be the new creative director of the John Galliano brand.
Gaytten has worked with Galliano for the past 23 years. "It's the same job for me; I've been doing it for a long time," said Gaytten, who took the final bow after the label's Spring 2012 menswear show last Friday. “It was a bit different because John wasn’t there.” The designer also admitted, "I'm dying to know what he thinks!"