Raf Simons Artistic Director of Dior

It’s official: Raf Simons will be the new artistic director of Christian Dior.  “I feel fantastic,” Raf Simons said to the NYT. “It is one of the ultimate challenges, and a dream to go to a place like Dior, which stands for absolute elegance, incredible femininity and utter luxury.”

This doesn’t come as a surprise, but it is still an interesting move coming from the house of Dior. Raf’s style could not be more different from that of the founder. He has a modernist vision and a spare, linear style based on fine tailoring. His style and personality are also far away from the flamboyant, theatrical style from Galliano.

It will be very exciting when he brings his first collection to the runway! CONGRATULATIONS RAF.

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