Would you place a bet on Galliano’s successor?

03 March 2011

Do you have any insider info from the Dior/LVMH headquarters? If you do, a) please write to us directly, because we don’t (!) and would love to hear it, and b) get yourself onto the Paddy Power website because you could make yourself some handy pocket money!

That’s correct. The online betting shop have opened a book on possible successors to the recently departed John Galliano and it looks as though they are even more in the dark than the actual fashion industry themselves. Take a look at the list they kindly sent us today; with Mr Pilati of YSL as the odds-on favourite and Katie Price (okay, then Paddy) at 1000/1 – which means no, basically.

11/8 Stefano Pilati
9/4 Hedi Slimane
4/1 Kris Van Assche
8/1 Haider Ackermann
10/1 Phoebe Philo
12/1 Giambattista Valli
12/1 Tom Ford
16/1 Karl Lagerfeld
16/1 Peter Dundas
16/1 Stella McCartney
20/1 Alessandra Facchinetti
20/1 Frida Giannini
40/1 Christopher Kane
80/1 Alexa Turner - Who IS this person? Surely they don't mean Alexa Chung? girlfriend of Alex Turner? Do they know something we don't? *looks around feeling insecure*
100/1 Paul Costelloe
500/1 Peaches Geldof
500/1 Lily Allen
500/1 Savannah Miller
1000/1 Katie Price

Others on request


For some reason, we just don’t think it will be Stefano. Riccardo Tisci has since been added to the list, at 3/1. Hedi Slimane is a good bet  . . . but to really make money we want to put some cash on someone in the Giambattista range. That way £10 will see a return of £120 or, if you actually DO know something Paddy Power don’t – you could put £100 on and come back with some serious handbag money.

Don’t say we never tell you anything useful on this site, ladies.

- Naomi Attwood


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