Is Designer Raf Simons Joining Dior?

By C. Gitonga on
December 14, 2011
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Rumors are out and we can only hope they’re true. Belgian designer Raf Simons and Christian Dior are rumored to be closing in on a deal that will make Simons creative director, according to WWD.  Dior has done away with their previous creative director, John Galliano, after his arrest in Paris for racial misconduct. However, the French fashion house has continued to release ready-to-wear pieces while searching for Galliano’s replacement.

Raf Simons has shown his ability to produce flawless women apparel through his Jil Sanders collection, but what should we expect at Dior? If rumors are true, will he remain subtle and basic or stretch to suit what viewers are used to seeing from Galliano’s flamboyant runway shows?  We can only wait and see what happens.

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