Bookies Are Taking Bets on Who Will Succeed Galliano at Dior

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Leave it to the Europeans to place bets on this kind of thing, but Yves Saint Laurent designer Stefano Pilati is in the lead with 11/8 odds, followed by Hedi Slimane at 9/4 odds, and Dior Homme designer Kris Van Assche at 4/1 odds. However, bookies also had Bruce Oldfield in the lead to design Kate Middleton's bridal gown, which seems increasingly unlikely as the wedding date nears. Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci seems to be the favorite in fashion circles to succeed Galliano. But other names that have entered the fray include Erdem, Jason Wu, Rodarte, and Jean Paul Gaultier. Some people also believe Carine Roitfeld will go to YSL with Slimane. In other news, a walking, talking dolphin delivered our lunch today. [Vogue UK]