Lifestyle Magazine

Musical Chairs.

By Katedarling
Musical Chairs.
Recently, a friend and I lamented over the recycled love interests on Gossip Girl. Serena and Dan. Blair and Nate. Serena and Nate. Vanessa and Nate. Jenny and Nate. Chuck and Blair. Serena and Dan part deux. Fast forward a bit and the latter two couples are on and off, on and off. But now Blair and Dan? Serena may bring home train wreck after train wreck, but at least she's out there mingling and meeting new people.
There seems to be a similar sort of hang-up in the French fashion world, one which I did not become completely aware of until the recent Galliano debacle. Even before the official announcement of his Diorific demise was made public, rumors were rampant about his replacement, and they were all names we'd heard before. Alber Elbaz, Hedi Slimane, Stefano Pilati, and even Marc Jacobs were all batted around, but the favored front runner seems to be Riccardo Tisci, currently at Givenchy. Yes, Galliano's former abode avant Dior. Galliano and Givenchy. Galliano and Dior. Tisci and Givenchy. Tisci and Dior. Will Anna Wintour please leave Bernard Arnault her little black book for the summer while she jets off to Prague and tries to get over Blair? Hmm, sorry. But the parallel remains; Anna herself has pointed out the dearth of opportunities and support for new designers in France. Indeed, the CFDA nominations released last week read as a roster of American designers who became recognizable and successful under their own names and labels.
Certainly, there is nothing wrong with gaining experience under the wings of an established house. Prabal Gurung, one of the aforementioned nominees, worked under Manish Arora and Donna Karan before launching his line. Nor is it necessarily a bad thing to devote an entire career to one. There may be a Lagerfeld brand, but dare I say The Kaiser will be best remembered for his work at Chanel. Rather, all of this musical chairs playing among French designers and houses makes it abundantly clear that few other options exist. Perhaps I am being naive, which is a French word after all, but I would love to see a truly new era ushered in at Dior, one heralded by the appointment of a fresh new designer, one whose name is not yet known.

Photo courtesy of Stella McCartney.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • How To Style Your Shorts in 10 Unique Ways

    Style Your Shorts Unique Ways

    Summers are here and they are in full swing, all we want to do is chill by the beach side. While all of us can’t hit the beach, yet we can definitely bring beac... Read more

    12 hours, 52 minutes ago by   Dreamtechie
    LIFESTYLE
  • Monday Miscellany: Shoes, Shows And Friends

    Monday Miscellany: Shoes, Shows Friends

    The last several weeks have been such a whirlwind of activity, so this weekend I’ve been giving myself the gift of some “down time.” Playing a bit of catch-up... Read more

    12 hours, 56 minutes ago by   Unefemme
    LIFESTYLE
  • Nine Steps to Using a Paddling Pool

    Nine Steps Using Paddling Pool

    Sometimes, you just gotta cool down. These last few days it's been really quite warm, so we've had the paddling pool out for my son to play in. Read more

    13 hours, 6 minutes ago by   Ravenswingthog
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Catrice Long-lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil Review

    Catrice Long-lasting Waterproof Pencil Review

    Hey everyone, what’s up? An eye-pencil is a must have in your vanity. That’s why I love trying out new brands every now and then. Today, I’m going to review... Read more

    13 hours, 33 minutes ago by   Jhilmil D Saha
    HAIR & BEAUTY
  • The Edge

    Edge

    While vacationing at an Alaskan lodge during a photo shoot, a pragmatic, solitary billionaire (Anthony Hopkins)--with a steel trap mind when it comes to... Read more

    13 hours, 34 minutes ago by   Kaiser31083
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Mike Philbin - Art - Twin Towers 1, 2 and 7

    Mike Philbin Twin Towers

    This most-recent tryptich has a title of "Twin Towers 1, 2 and 7", an obvious and unsubtle allusion to a) the twin towers or pillars of freemasonic egyptologica... Read more

    13 hours, 38 minutes ago by   Freeplanet
    DEBATE, SOCIETY
  • Find a Travel Buddy with Ease and Make Solo Traveling Even Better

    Find Travel Buddy with Ease Make Solo Traveling Even Better

    Traveling solo as a woman has so many advantages. You can go where you wish, keep to your own schedule and spend some times really getting to know yourself. Read more

    14 hours, 9 minutes ago by   Poundtravel
    TRAVEL

Paperblog Hot Topics

Magazine