Finally putting all of the speculation (Kanye West?!??!??!) to rest after a year, Dior announced today that Raf Simons will be taking over as artistic director, replacing John Galliano before he was fired following his anti-Semitic rant in a Paris bar last year. The house will formally announce it this Wednesday. Although everyone’s name has been on this list, once Raf was fired from Jil Sander after receiving nothing but rave reviews, we began to think it was because he would fill this post. Besides, with his calm, reserved demeanor, Simons almost the exact opposite of the brash, brazen Galliano, who revamped Dior when he was appointed but often had to issue apologies for his actions throughout the years. What are your thoughts? Do you think Dior made the right choice?
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