Turns Out Karl Lagerfeld Doesn’t Want Haider Ackermann to Succeed Him, Can See Riccardo Tisci at Dior

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Haider Ackermann probably won't feel that bad that Karl Lagerfeld no longer has him in mind to replace him at Chanel when he retires. Karl, who told Numéro in the fall he wanted to see Haider take his job, recently told W this is not the case at all, though he could see Haider take Riccardo Tisci's job at Givenchy if Tisci replaces John Galliano at Christian Dior:

What are your thoughts on Dior? Who should take over?
Well I’m not a consultant there, but I think Riccardo Tisci would be good, and then Haider Ackermann at Givenchy—not because they are friends of mine, but because they are good.

But I read that you wanted Haider to succeed you at Chanel?
Not especially. It’s not his world I don’t think.

THIRTY MINUTES WITH KARL LAGERFELD [Editor's Blog/W]