Ever since the anti-Semitic blowout that was followed by the disposal of John Galliano at the helm of the Dior battleship, the fashion world has been waiting for a replacement to be named.
At 44, Simons has had a substantial amount of experience in design, having worked for Jil Sander, designed his own menswear and furniture lines.
Simons says it all in the official Dior release, “It is with the utmost respect for its tremendous history, its unparalleled knowledge and craftsmanship that I am joining the magnificent house of Dior. Mr. Christian Dior has always been for me the most inspiring couturier. I am truly humbled and honored to become artistic director of the most celebrated French house in the world.”
We can’t wait to see what direction he takes the brand in!