SIMONS QUITS DIOR
Raf Simons has quit as creative director at French luxury label Christian Dior after more than three years, the fashion house said Thursday.
The collection he presented at the Paris fashion shows earlier this month will be his last for the label. “It’s after deep reflection that I have decided to quit my post as creative director for Christian Dior’s women’s collection,” the Belgian designer said in a statement. “It’s a decision founded on one hand by my desire to concentrate on other centres of interest in my life, notably my own label, as well as the passions that motivate me beyond my professional activities,” he said. The 47-year-old took over in April 2012 after British designer John Galliano was fired following a scandal.