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Raf Simons Dior
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Confirmed! Raf Simons is Headed to Dior

This is not a rumor: Cathy Horyn for The New York Times has just confirmed that Raf Simons is headed to Dior. The legendary French fashion house has been out of a head designer for thirteen months, ever since former creative director John Galliano was fired on charges of racism and anti-Semitism in France. The […]

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It Looks Like H&M Won’t Be Launching a Luxury Brand

Because the traditional fashion industry does a lot of patronizing head-shaking where gossipy new media (blogs, Twitters, forums, all of us) are concerned, it always feels like something of a holiday when a WWD-born rumors proves false. Fashion bible or no, WWD is a little overeager where hearsay is concerned: recent speculation that Raf Simons […]

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Slimane Replaces Pilati at Yves Saint Laurent

When Raf Simons' departure from Jil Sander was reported early last week, the news was followed by speculation that the Belgian designer would replace Stefano Pilati at Yves Saint Laurent. As it happens, Simons' next step is still unclear, but the legendary French fashion house will indeed be welcoming a new designer, and all signs […]

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Jil Sander
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Jil Sander Will Return to Jil Sander

Yesterday's announcement of Raf Simons' departure from Jil Sander opened a can of worms. The two questions no one could stop talking about were: 1) Where would Raf Simons go next? 2) Who would succeed the Belgian designer at Jil Sander? The answer to the second question has been confirmed: Jil Sander will return to […]

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Raf Simons
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Raf Simons for Dior?

Could it be? Has the moment we've been waiting for, the crowning of the new designer of Dior, finally upon us? Even though WWD is reporting that Dior is close to finalizing a deal with Jil Sander designer Raf Simons, I can't allow myself to believe. John Galliano was dismissed from Dior earlier this year, […]

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Raf Simons isn’t Replacing Anyone at YSL

Over the weekend, a seemingly unassuming article by Suzy Menkes popped up in the New York Times style section, "At Jil Sander, Raf Simons Plays with Modernism." Ostensibly a Milan Fashion Week report and glowing runway review, Menkes' piece opened with a startling bit of news: the talented Belgian designer, Raf Simons, would likely be […]

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