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Critic's darling Raf Simons did not just leave his spot at Jil Sander—he was "unceremoniously dumped," according to WWD, and Cathy Horyn wants to talk about it. In Sunday's New York Times, Horyn penned a piece titled "Why Was the Designer Raf Simons Dismissed?", and though she never quite gets around to answering her own question, she does pick up Suzy Menkes' recent theme of designers' "fragility," drops a couple chess metaphors, and calls fashion "a blood sport." Musical chairs were not mentioned. [NYT]