Creative director Karl Lagerfeld hasn’t made plans to farewell the Chanel fashion house just yet, but he has his eye on a successor when the time arises.
"I have a contract for life so it all depends on who I would like to hand it to," Lagerfeld told Numero magazine. "At the moment I'd say Haider Ackermann."
Ackermann, who was last year tipped as Martin Margiela's successor at the Maison, was invited to Chanel's latest show in Paris by Lagerfeld - and is understandably overwhelmed to be named as a possible Chanel helmer by Lagerfeld.
"What can one possibly say to such a phrase?!" Ackermann told WWD. "Such a compliment! Honoured I feel, how can one not be?! In all honesty tremendously, immensely touched especially coming from Monsieur Lagerfeld."