Christopher Kane denies Dior rumours

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Scottish designer Christopher Kane has pulled himself out of the ongoing Dior controversy, saying that he has “not been approached” to replace John Galliano as the label’s creative director.

The rumour flame was reignited last week when Raf Simons announced his departure from German label Jil Sander, to be replaced by the label’s namesake Jil Sander herself, leaving Raf with no confirmed position. Since then he, amongst others, has been lined-up by the media to take on the vacancy.

The International Herald Tribune‘s Suzy Menkes claimed that Christopher Kane was possibly being considered for the role, as well as saying that Marc Jacobs was overlooked because “he asked for too much in return”. But Kane responded to the rumours, telling Vogue: “While it is incredibly flattering that I could be considered for a role at a house such as Dior at this stage in my career, I can confirm that I have not been approached. I am focused on developing my own label and my ongoing collaboration with Donatella Versace for Versus.”

Now only one question remains, is Raf Simons headed for Dior? Watch this space.

Image: Graeme Robertson/Guardian