Raf Simons is leaving Dior

Raf Simons is leaving Dior

Paris Fashion Week was his last hoorah!

Text: Shannon Wylie

After an iconic Paris Fashion Week show Raf Simons has announced he's leaving Christian Dior. After three-and-a-half years at the helm, the designer is parting ways with the French fashion house citing personal reasons.

He's departing Dior after he "reached this decision for personal reasons", said Dior in a statement.

"It is after careful and long consideration that I have decided to leave my position as creative director of Christian Dior's women's collection," said Raf. "It is a decision based entirely and equally on my desire to focus on other interests in my life, including my own brand, and the passions that drive me outside my work. Christian Dior is an extraordinary company, and it has been an immense privilege to write a few pages of this magnificent book."

A successor is yet to be announced.



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