There has been a string of rumors this past week dealing with Lagerfeld leaving Chanel and Alber Elbaz taking his place. I cannot even fathom Chanel at the moment without Lagerfeld, but are these rumors true? From the beginning we travel:
Coming from Tommy Ton’s twitter –
“I received some news tonight that is going to SHAKE the fashion world in the next two days. CRAZY!!”
“I can’t tell. I’d swore I’d zip the lip but I’ll tell you my mouth nearly dropped to the ground when the news was whispered into my ear.”
Grazia responded and said what they thought of the news. Both Chanel and Lanvin both called these pieces false. Chanel sent out a statement:
“Please note that Karl Lagerfeld is the Creative Designer of CHANEL and has a long-term contract with the company. Replacing him is not an issue.”
This would obviously cause such a ruckus. The former ‘Dark Knight’ leaving Chanel is huge and I’m interested to see what would come of it if Alber came in for the house, but I don’t think that will happen for a while. Karl is very involved still with what he does, and I don’t see someone leaving Chanel to do something else with their time. I guess we’ll see within the coming weeks and months what shakes up.