THE END OF AN ERA: RAF SIMON'S DIOR
Christian Dior - Spring/Summer 2016
With a three-and-a-half year tenure wrapped and done, Simon leaves Dior with some of the most spectacular collections seen from the Parisian design house. Raf Simon's debut in 2012 was critically acclaimed, respectful to the house's history but fresh and enough gumption to demonstrate that he had new ideas and direction. Similar to his predecessor, the shows were theatrical but the clothes were realistic; they were wearable. With that thought, he succeeded. The shows were the anticipation of every season. Ahead, we look back on the final collection from a three-and-a-half year legacy Simons is leaving in his wake.