As it stands, LVMH’s Bernard Arnault has insisted Dior is in no rush to name John Galliano’s successor – but while his candidates have suggested Riccardo Tisci, Tom Ford, Hedi Slimane, Olivier Theyskens, Nicolas Ghesquière, Alber Elbaz, Haider Ackermann and Prabal Gurung are all in the running for the top spot, the latest designer to enter the firing line is none other than McQueen director, Sarah Burton.

While Riccardo Tisci may have been tipped the highest candidate to leave his current role and enter the world of Dior – even though he strongly states he’s happy at Givenchy – it now seems Ms. Burton is next in line to scoop the coveted role, though many may find this hard to believe given her complete dedication to carry on the late Alexander McQueen’s work.

But apparently, Bernard Arnault is so transfixed by the royal family that if Burton has designed Kate Middleton’s wedding dress – which is something the fashion house strongly deny – then her chances of being offered the job would increase dramatically, reports the Cut.

Just another reason to watch the royal wedding unfold next Friday!

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