Ever since John Galliano was suspended for his anti-Semitic remarks, Dior has been without a head, and finding a replacement has proven to be a difficult task. Riccardo Tisci, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, and more recently, Raf Simons have all been rumored to take helm at the luxury fashion house. Still, no deal has been set in stone with any of the designers.
In a recent interview with Vogue, Marc Jacobs chopped it up with Jonathan Van Meter and revealed why he refused to take the position. In the same interview where he talked about his relationship to Lorenzo Martone and his non-relationship to his mother, he said that he wasn't really interested in the job to begin with.
When asked about Dior:
"There have been on-and-off conversations about Dior. I don’t know; maybe someday in the future, maybe years from now, I may end up going someplace else, maybe Dior. But right now I am at Vuitton, and all that matters to me is that that’s where I am and I’m going to keep doing my thing...The irony in all of this is that I don’t dream of doing anything else, or I didn’t. My greatest challenge is to do something better than we’ve done the season before. The idea of couture doesn’t hold that thing for me. It’s archaic—in my opinion. I mean, I am really interested in the craftsmanship behind couture. But I can explore all that in ready-to-wear. With couture, one dress each season is photographed by a couple of magazines; there’s no advertising; it reaches 20 customers. I don’t feel there is anything lacking in what we do. I get to work with these amazing craftsmen. Maybe not the same ateliers that would make a couture dress, but, again, we are not in a deficit for working with people who create beautiful things. I am not sure I ever looked at couture as this great opportunity."
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