Will Royal Wedding Dress Designer Sarah Burton Be Appointed Creative Director Of Dior? Exclusive Details!

Fri, April 29, 2011 3:10pm EDT by 2 Comments

With the top post at Dior still up in the air, Kate’s bridal dress designer seems to be the latest front runner for the much coveted position, replacing John Galliano!

Sarah Burton may have seamlessly taken over for designer Alexander McQueen at his eponymous fashion house following his death last year, but with her hugely publicized new gig as the designer of Kate Middleton‘s wedding gown it may be a new position she is looking at — as creative director at Christian Dior!

Sarah’s name came up on a shortlist of possible replacements for disgraced Dior designer John Galliano last month, and with her new seal of royal approval she seems in many ways to bee a shoo-in.

Alexander McQueen, like Dior, is owned by luxury goods company LVMH. Givenchy designer Ricardo Tisci has been considered by many the likely replacement for Galliano, but Sarah’s beautifully crafted and instantly beloved gown for Kate may have changed all that — especially given LVMH owner Bernard Arnault‘s penchant for publicity.

On the flip side, LVMH would be incredibly hard pressed to find a designer capable of taking over at McQueen for Sarah.

Elle creative director Joe Zee spoke with HollywoodLife about Sarah at VitaminWater’s Fashion School Seminar on April 29, and noted: “I think the world is her oyster at this point. I think she’s going to be living off the high of this. I think Sarah can really call her own shots now.”

As for how she would fit in at Dior, Zee said: “I think she embodies Alexander McQueen, but i think wherever she winds up, she’s still going to be Sarah Burton and she’ll always be an incredibly talented designer.”

What do you think HollywoodLifers — will Sarah take over at Dior?

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