So from Margiela to Gaultier to Lemaire. That's Christophe Lemaire- former creative director of Lacoste and not to be confused with the french jockey also called Christophe Lemaire.
Chosen by Gaultier himself, Lemaire will take over the reins once Jean-Paul leaves in October this year. Expect to see Lemaire's first collection to debut in March 2011. Fashion insiders are predicting the next Hermes collection to be 'sportswear heavy' making it more profitable for the company.