Ever since John Galliano was fired from his job at the French label Dior in March of this year, the fashion industry has been rapt to see who would replace the eccentric designer. Adding to the fervor is the fact that top executives have been taking their time to name a successor and quiet on whom they are considering. Insiders have tossed around a variety of names including Lanvin's Alber Elbaz, Givenchy's Ricardo Tisci, Haider Ackermann, and -- most recently -- Marc Jacobs.
Now, sources are saying that a new contender is being considered: Out's October cover boy, and New York sensation, Alexander Wang. Vogue UK is reporting that Wang, 27, has been thrown into the mix after negotiations with other candidates have come to a standstill. While his collections of super-urban, sporty streetwear have been a hit with shoppers, Wang is an interesting possibility seeing as the house of Dior has incredibly rigorous demands, including annual couture showings. Meanwhile, the label is set to show this Friday, September 30th with no one person at the helm.
For more on Alexander Wang -- from our October 2011 issue -- click here.