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Dior Is Not Rushing to Find Galliano's Replacement

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Yesterday, not only did we celebrate our nation's independence, but the haute couture shows in Paris have kicked off. The House of Dior held their runway show at the Musée Rodin. This is the first couture collection sans John Galliano. Dior's chief executive Sidney Toledano said that they are in no rush to replace the creative director role that Galliano left vacant. That might be a good thing because the response from the editors in attendance were less than positive on Bill Gaytten's collection, who is filling in during the interim. Gaytten has worked in the Dior atelier alongside Galliano since 1999. Toledano likened the search to marriage and finding the right man. Let's hope they meet soon because Dior needs a leader who can provide a strong creative vision and this fickle industry won't wait forever. [Luxuo]