Raf Simons Is New Creative Director at Dior

Breaking News — Raf Simons Is Replacing John Galliano at Dior

Raf Simons Is New Creative Director at Dior

News just broke that Raf Simons will be replacing John Galliano at Dior. "The first time I heard about the Dior position," said Simons, "I thought, 'This feels right.'" It has been a little over a year since Dior fired John Galliano for making anti-Semitic remarks, and with it came rumors of his replacement, which included Marc Jacobs and Alber Elbaz. After seven years as Jil Sander's artistic director, Simons was replaced by the brand's founder earlier this year. Simons garnered high accolades for bringing a fresh, feminine quality to Jil Sander's minimal aesthetic, but his new post at Dior is sure to be a challenge. "Of course I haven't been in the archives yet, but for me the strongest impact is the first 10 years of Dior and how to link that to the 21st century,"

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