Christian Dior has confirmed that Raf Simons has taken the place of John Galliano at the house. The designer, who left his post as creative director of Jil Sander in February, will show his first collection for Dior during Couture Week in July, WWD reports, and will hold the official title of "artistic director".
"Raf Simons is an extraordinarily talented designer," said Alexandra Shulman on hearing the news. "He combines great skill and vision with modernity and a point of view, which is essential for leading fashion houses today."
The appointment comes more than a year after John Galliano's high profile dismissal, which preceded a trial in Paris during which he was found guilty of using anti-Semitic insults. Simons is only the sixth designer to helm Christian Dior - following the founder, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, and John Galliano in the role.
P.S. I'm so happy for Raf:)I wish him all the best!!