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Sarah Burton In The Running To Replace Galliano At Dior: Report

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 04/19/2011 12:40 pm Updated: 06/19/2011 5:12 am

Women's Wear Daily took another look at John Galliano's fall from Dior and who might take the helm at the fashion house.

According to a source, advisers to LVMH owner Bernard Arnault submitted a list of potential candidates, including: Tom Ford, Hedi Slimane, Olivier Theyskens, Nicholas Ghesquière, Alber Elbaz, Haider Ackermann, Prabal Gurung and Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton.

We believe this is the first time we've heard Burton's name floated. And more interestingly, if Burton dresses Kate Middleton for her April 29th nuptials (rumors reached fever pitch last month), she'll be a shoo-in for the gig:

Bernard Arnault is transfixed by royalty, and would be keen to launch Dior alongside the next-generation couple, just as Princess Diana helped catapult the image of the brand in 1995 when she toted a Lady Dior bag and, a year later, donned a midnight-blue, bias-cut Dior gown by Galliano to attend the Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To be honest, we can't imagine what Burton would do at Dior...make shoes not-closely-resembling torture devices? Use fabric instead of butterflies? Is it odd that we can't imagine a McQueen without Burton? Or have we gotten too attached?

So many questions, and still, so few answers. Read the rest at WWD.com.

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