Raf Simons, artistic director of the women collection in Christian Dior house since three years decide to leave his position the 22 October 2014.
The last collection was present the 2 October 2014 in Paris, during the fashion week.
The artistic director says “This is after careful thought I have decided to leave my position as Artistic Director of Women collections of Christian Dior Couture. This is a decision based on both my desire to focus on other areas of interest in my life, including my own brand, and passions that motivate me beyond my professional activity”.
Raf Simons, creator of 47 years old, to succeed in April 2012 John Galliano, licensee in 2011 for Dior after a scandal provoked by anti-Semitic slurs he uttered, drunk, on the terrace of a Parisian bar.
Brenard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, and CEO of Dior Sidney Toledano, “respect the decision of Raf Simons and thankfull for his exceptional creative contribution he made to the House of Dior”.
We don’t know yet the successor of Raf Simons but many interrogations of this subject leads us to think about Phoebe Philo at Céline and Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy but nothing is sure.