Although a report from Luxury Society claiming that Ghesquière had landed the job was picked up far and wide on Thursday, the house's spokespersons denied the rumor to other publications. The company told both Style.com and The Financial Times, "No official decision has been made." Ghesquière, however, is still thought to be a front-runner for the position.
Since Ghesquière left the brand, the fashion community has waited to see what his next move might be. Karl Lagerfeld said it would be a good idea for him to start his own brand, and Grace Coddington just didn't want him to leave fashion permanently.
"Hopefully Nicolas won't just give up and walk away," she said. "He's too good, too strong, too brilliant, too passionate."