It was a week of non-stop musical chairs in the fashion industry as designers got new jobs at a rapid-fire pace.
Longtime McQueen employee Sarah Burton has been named creative director at Alexander McQueen, putting to rest the rumors that Gareth Pugh would be coming to the label. A 14-year veteran, this designer has said she will remain true to the late McQueen's legacy.
Olivier Theyskens, who has been on a little fashion hiatus since leaving posts at the defunct Rochas and Nina Ricci, will be designing a capsule collection for Theory.
Alessandro Dell'Acqua, who lost the legal right to use his own name for a fashion line, has been named creative director for men's tailored company Brioni. He will be developing its womenswear.
Giles Deacon, a veteran of Bottega Veneta and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, has been named creative director at Emanuel Ungaro. This well-regarded British designer replaces the unfortunate team of Estrella Archs and Lindsay Lohan, who is probably now more concerned with her newest fashion accessory (a court-ordered electronic monitoring device).
While it didn't seem to make sense on paper, the clothes ended up being just gorgeous, still, Jean Paul Gaultier is out at Hermès. He is going to be replaced by Christophe Lemaire, most recently creative director at Lacoste, who is credited with bringing "Le Croc" back into fashion. Though there's no confirmation from the company, this probably means there's a slot open at Lacoste.
Estrella? Lindsay? Perhaps there is a rainbow of polos in your future.