You probably heard that Raf Simons is leaving Dior.
We’ve all been talking about it in the studio since the news broke yesterday. It was something we really weren’t expecting, and we’ll be sad to see him go — but we’re also excited to see what that means for both Raf and the Dior house. What Raf’s next venture will be, and who will fill the big shoes he’s leaving behind at Dior.
(Yes, we’ve actually been playing the guessing game on this one, and we really want to hear who you think it’s going to be!! Leave your pick of who it will be in the comments?)
AND since Dior by Raf Simons has been something we’ve covered a few times (ok, so maybe ten times that.. or more), I thought it only made sense for us to do a Friday flashback to some of the times we’ve covered his work — his innovative, influential and exceptional designs for one of the most respected fashion houses in the world.
Even in his final words, released in his statement, was he as endearing as ever, “Christian Dior is an extraordinary company, and it has been an immense privilege to write a few pages of this magnificent book.”
Remember when Dior showed in Brooklyn?
And how it was a crazy adventure for G, Erik and Alex?
Or THAT gold makeup by Pat McGrath for their spring 14 show?
And who can forget when G went to Tokyo with the most original Dior bag, ever.
Of course, no Dior recap would be complete without a touch of Rihanna…
We’ll miss you, Raf. Bonne chance!