Will Prabal Gurung replace Galliano at Dior?
Oh la la!!! Christian Dior (LVMH group) is looking at nine possible candidates to replace John Galliano.
Designer Prabal Gurung is said to be a frontrunner.
Bernard Arnault, LVMH’s CEO, has insisted that Dior is in no hurry to name Galliano’s successor, but his advisers have reportedly submitted a list of suggested candidates: Riccardo Tisci, Tom Ford, Hedi Slimane, Olivier Theyskens, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Alber Elbaz, Haider Ackermann, Prabal Gurung, and Sarah Burton.
But who is Prabal Gurung?
Prabal Gurung launched his first eponymous collection during New York Fashion Week in February 2009 with a presentation at the FLAG Art Foundation in Chelsea. For Fall 2010, he staged his first runway show in the Tents at Bryant Park.
Gurung was born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was in New Delhi, India that his design career truly began. While studying at New Delhi’s National Institute of Fashion Technology, he apprenticed at several local production and fashion houses and designed with Manish Arora.
In Melbourne and London Gurung assisted stylists for fashion shows and international publications. In 1999 Gurung moved to New York City where he interned for Donna Karan while attending Parsons School of Design. In his first year he was awarded the “Best Designer” title at the annual Parsons/FIT design competition. After Parsons, Gurung spent two years with Cynthia Rowley’s design team. Soon after, he became the design director at Bill Blass. Following five successful years at Blass, Gurung launched his own collection PRABAL GURUNG. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and received a nomination for the 2010 CFDA Swarovski Womenswear Award.
This information hasn’t been confirmed yet but Fashion magazine Elle reported that Dior might not announce Galliano’s replacement before the autumn. We will have to wait 😦
Have a look at his fantastic creations: http://www.prabalgurung.com/
Posted on May 13, 2011, in For fashionista and tagged Alber Elbaz, Bernard Arnault, christian dior, dior, fashion, fashionista, france, french attitude, galliano, galliano's successor, glamour, Haider Ackermann, Hedi Slimane, john galliano, luxury, lvmh, new designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Olivier Theyskens, Parsons School of Design, Prabal Gurung, replace, Riccardo Tisci, Sarah Burton, Swarovski Womenswear Award, Tom Ford, tumba, wordpress. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.