It’s been nearly a year since John Galliano’s unfortunate slip of the tongue. The press has been lingering on every note of suspense surrounding who’d take his place; from the hopeful shoe-in Marc Jacobs, to Alexander Wang, to other candidates found to be happy where they sit. But wait we no longer shall…no, Dior looks to have found it’s new lead man.
On December 13, 2011, the lucky Raf Simons began the process of becoming Dior’s newest Creative Director.
But a lot of us are left to wonder about the fresh addition to Dior…he’s kept a relatively low profile at Jil Sanders, making subtle but powerful waves. Here’s a little bit more about the designer:
Place of Birth: Belgium
Previous Position: Creative Director for Jil Sander since 2005
Design Style: Minimalistic, Structured Streetwear, Modern Proportions, Innovative Shape, Slight Futuristic
As head of Dior’s fashion empire, Simons will bring in a brand new aesthetic and is said to ‘make fashion more exciting and more intelligent’. While the rumors settle and opinions rise, fellow designer Valentino’s own opinion was: “I’m not sure – it’s an amazing job, I don’t know if he would be the right person for it, John Galliano is difficult to replace. I think it’s important not to jump into things. It needs to be a logical continuation of the brand. But who am I to say anything? I guess we all just have to wait and see.” The process has only just begun, as Simons is still in the contract stages and has yet to confirm his final date with Jil Sanders. But it’s all very exciting, we must admit!