The Bank Holiday is ending on a high note: Dior have confirmed that Raf Simons is their new creative director, replacing John Galliano. Here is an official statement from Dior:
Christian Dior announces today the nomination of Raf Simons as Artistic Directorof women’s Haute Couture, Ready-to-Wear and Accessory collections.It is with tremendous excitement that the House of Dior is welcoming Raf Simons, one of today‘s greatest talents. Monsieur Dior’s first collection radically changed the codes of elegance all over the world. Following the legacy of its founder, Raf Simons’ journey with the house of Dior will propel its iconic style into the 21st Century.“It is with the utmost respect for its tremendous history, its unparalleled knowledge and craftsmanship that I am joining the magnificent house of Dior. Mr Christian Dior has always been for me the most inspiring couturier. Around the globe, the name Dior symbolizes the ultimate in elegance andrefinement. I am truly humbled and honored to become Artistic Director of the most celebrated French house in the world.” said Raf Simons.The first Christian Dior Haute Couture collection created by Raf Simons will be presented in Paris in July 2012.