It’s sure been one rollercoaster of a week in Paris. Reports of racist rants, nervous breakdowns, and seismic job shifts seem to be emerging daily. And now, courtesy of the New York Times’ Eric Wilson, comes the shocker that Hannah MacGibbon may be departing Chloé when her contract is believed to end this season. MacGibbon, a former assistant of Phoebe Philo and graduate of Central St. Martins, has served as creative director for the label since 2008 and has been widely acclaimed for her minimal seventies aesthetic, a return to the house’s heyday. She’ll be showing what could be her last collection for Chloé at the Espace Ephémère Tuileries tomorrow and sources close to the house have said that the response to the collection will determine the future of her job. Further, the brand is said to have interviewed other designers for the position.
The Times post also elaborates on a Hint report that Christophe Decarnin‘s absence from his Balmain collection was, according to a source, the result of a nervous breakdown after the show’s stylist, Emmanuelle Alt, ended her extracurricular work in January when she was named editor-in-chief of French Vogue. The house, famed for its glitzy rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic and priced well above other luxury companies, has reportedly been running “with no clear direction” and members of the design team have left as a result.