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It appears that the Dior saga is officially over, and that the brand has finally selected a successor for John Galliano. Drumroll, please: It's Raf Simons. When Simons announced he'd be leaving Jil Sander, some thought that he was "unceremoniously dumped." And of couse, that only fed the rumormill that he was possibly gearing up to go to Dior. Whatever the exact sequence of events, isn't it nice that we can finally put the issue to bed?
The Times reports that Simon's first collection will debut in July for the fall haute couture shows. And Simons seems pretty excited: "The first time I heard about the Dior position, I thought, 'This feels right.'"
· Dior Selects Raf Simons to Replace John Galliano [NYT]
· All Raf Simons Coverage [Racked]