>> Despite the fact that Riccardo Tisci says he's "happy at Givenchy," he's a heavy favorite for the Dior job — and last night, Derek Blasberg tweeted, "I was just told backstage at the Katy Perry concert (of all places!) that Riccardo Tisci is CONFIRMED at Dior." Today, Grazia editor-at-large Melanie Rickey also blogged: "If what I hear coming out from very well placed sources in Paris is true, today Riccardo Tisci, the 35 year old Saint Martins trained, Madonna-loving Italian Roman Catholic boy from Givenchy is to be placed as the creative director at Christian Dior."
Will an announcement come today? Even though LVMH was said not to be in a hurry to name a successor at Dior — and is not legally allowed to until Galliano is fully terminated — Vogue UK reported earlier today: "Rumours have begun on the front row this morning that there will be two major fashion announcements today. The first is supposed to be made by Carine Roitfeld, who is thought to be planning to unveil plans of next project following her departure from French Vogue — does Givenchy or YSL beckon? The second is expected after the Miu Miu show — will Galliano's Dior successor finally be revealed?"