Well, you can cross Christopher Kane off the Galliano-replacement list at Dior

Alexa Chung and Christopher Kane shot by Mike Marsland/Getty Images

Christopher Kane at Christian Dior? The prince of neon was placed into the Galliano-replacement ring earlier this week by Suzy Menkes, who claimed, in her International Herald Tribune column, that the 29-year-old designer was set to take a seat on the dizzying designer merry-go-round—but alas, he’s already put the rumour to rest.

Kane says, “I can confirm that I have not been approached. I am focused on developing my own label and my ongoing collaboration with Donatella Versace for Versus.”

Well, now that we can scratch Kane (and Marc Jacobs) off the list, we’re back to our previous hunches. Riccardo is that you? And Alber, where’s Alber! The freshly unemployed Raf Simons and Stefano Pilati are the newest names to cross our paths, but we cant help but wonder: with so many qualified candidates, what is taking so long for the disgraced designer’s shoes to be filled?