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It’s Official: Simons To Take On Dior Post

  • by Corrie Shenigo
  • posted at 6:13 pm
  • April 9, 2012

Big, big news on the fashion front! There’s been mass speculation as to who would be taking over the helm at Dior since the departure of John Galliano. Galliano‘s right-hand man Bill Gaytten seemed the natural successor until his post-Galliano collection was met with a less-than-enthusiastic response. Since then the names have been flying fast and furious, including the official winner of the illustrious post: Raf Simons.

Raf Simons

Simons sudden departure from Jil Sanders, had the rumor mill spewing that he was “unceremoniously dumped.” But never-mind that, since he’ll now be taking over the coveted head-honcho spot at Christian Dior. The Times recently reported that we can expect the first Dior by Simon’s collection in July for the fall shows, with Simons claiming, “The first time I heard about the Dior position, I thought, ‘This feels right.’”

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