6. Dior Isn’t Exciting Anymore
Yes, Dior is the pinnacle of high fashion and has been for many, many years, but think about it, not since Hedi Slimane was in charge (of the men's line) has there been much excitement about the direction of the brand. The last couture collection, designed by Galliano’s numero dos (Bill Gaytten) was universally panned, and even Galliano’s theatrical taste never really resonated as powerfully as Slimane’s rockstar heroin chic. Whoever steps in needs to breathe some new life into this brand, and, ahem, if Mr. West is good at anything it’s recreating a brand (he’s done it for himself several times).
[Image: Kanye West, Hedi Slimane]