After months of speculating on the identity of the successor of John Galliano, the small world of fashion is finally his answer is finally Raf Simons, former DA Jil Sander, will take the reins of Dior.
Never vacancy will have generated more rumors .I must say that LVMH has taken its time to appoint a successor to John Galliano turbulent and provocative. Since the ouster of the latter in April, nobody knew indeed which way to turn.
Bernard Arnault would he entrust the coveted post of artistic director Marc Jacobs Dior bankable at early Maxime Simoëns, the “dark hype” Riccardo Tisci or to exotic Haider Ackermann? Unless he prefers plump for an outsider, or to play the “low profile” in indefinitely prolonging Bill Gaytten at the helm of Dior studio .
Finally, it is the U.S. which has seen WWD just last December by predicting the arrival of Raf Simons at 30 avenue Montaigne. After 17 years to join purifies and modernity, the Belgian designer has indeed been chosen by LVMH to provide a new impetus to the Dior heritage.
And if the Belgian designer minimalist inclinations would once have somewhat frightening lovers New Look silhouettes, the latest collections of the person is surprisingly consistent with the DNA of the Parisian house. In deciding to inject a vocabulary very Christian Dior grammar Jansenist, Raf Simons is in fact able to prove that minimalism and haute couture could give rise to a locker room of a beauty so radical and contemporary.
After Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent, the arrival of Raf Simons for Dior will certainly accelerate even more the pulse of fashion sphere wait to see the jewels of French fashion in the hands of young talent as iconoclastic as visionaries. The wait may be long in effect by July, when the first Dior show by Raf Simons.