The Paris fashion house announced that Raf Simons was taking over as artistic director, replacing John Galliano, who was fired from Dior last year after he made anti-Semitic remarks. Mr. Simons’s first collection is planned for July at the fall haute couture shows in Paris.
The choice of Mr. Simons culminates more than a year of discussions and apparent soul-searching by Dior and its boss, Bernard Arnault, who is chairman of LVMH, about the ideal person to give creative direction to the 66-year-old luxury brand. The company issued a statement that the new Dior designer “will propel its iconic style into the 21st century.”
Raf Simons is famed for his sophisticated, modern collections that are infused with sportswear influences. I just want to infuse my wardrobe and walk the streets in a pair of his sneakers. +thematerialsleuth+
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