Mar 11, 2011 12:00AM

kayne west a contender for dior

It's time to hedge your bets.

Paris Fashion Week is done and dusted and so ends the month-long international circus. Editors can sling their SS2011 heels over their shoulders and head home; street-style paparazzi can return to their corners of the world and start working on their book deals, and models can finally eat a meal (albeit a small one).

It's been an exciting week, and the highlights were undoubtedly Louis Vuitton, Dries Van Noten and Yves Saint Laurent, which were presented along with the rest of the shows, in between Anna Dello Russo's outfit changes. Some key trends of note were man-style cropped trousers, Peter Pan collars, long lady-like pencil skirts, and the ultimate accessory —a cigarette. (Although even with both Gaga and Kate Moss, it was a little more contrived than cool.)

Cool or not the clothes, accessories and celebrity guest appearances were minor details of the week; mere conversation openers for the topic that was on everyone's lips: who is in and who is out.

Enough has already been said about John Galliano's dismissal from Christian Dior, yet as scandalous as it was in the moment, talk has very quickly moved onto his would-be replacement. Givenchy's Ricardo Tisci seems to be the top pick at the moment, with man-about-town/blogger/modeliser/Truman Capote's single-white-male, Derek Blasberg, breaking the news on Twitter a few days ago. However the house of Dior are yet to confirm and there are some other favorites in the running, most notably Alber Elbaz (Lanvin staff were reportedly in tears on Tuesday for some so-far unexplained reason) and Stefano Pilati. Pilati's post at YSL has been somewhat tenuous since Carine Roitfeld was let loose, and now rumors are rife that her and Hedi Slimane will be taking over at YSL (the fashion world's version of Brangelina?). Hannah McGibbon's place at Chloe is also rumored to be under question, although perhaps this particular piece of gossip could be put down to collective wishful thinking.

Oh and as for as my headline —it's obviously completely false. Now that his alleged enrollment in the Master's program at Central Saint Martins has been disproved, I got nothing. But the title hooked you in didn't it?

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