Highlights from Raf Simons’ Tenure as Creative Director at Christian Dior

Dior Spring 2016

After three and a half years, fashion designer Raf Simons has announced that he is leaving his role as Creative Director at Christian Dior. “It is after careful and long consideration that I have decided to leave my position as creative director of Christian Dior’s women’s collection,” Simons explained in an official statement. In his time at the legendary French fashion house, he accomplished a lot, including a collaboration with the artist Sterling Ruby, and even found time to star in a documentary about his first couture collection “Dior and I.” Here, some of his most memorable moments.


Christian Dior Couture Fall 2012


Christian Dior Spring 2013 Runway


Christian Dior Couture Spring 2013

Photographer: Mikael Jansson Stylist: Edward Enninful

Christian Dior Fall 2013 Runway


Christian Dior Spring 2014. Courtesy of CNP Montrose.


Dior Spring 2014

“The season’s embellishment and plissé trends, deftly executed by Raf Simons at Dior.” – Armand Limnander

Photo: WWD


Christian Dior Fall 2014 Couture This printed ballgown is fit for a modern-day Marie Antoinette.

Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD.


Dior Fall 2015 Couture.

Photo by Carin Olsson (Instagram @Parisinfourmonths)


Christian Dior Fall 2015 “Raf Simons said he was inspired by the animal kingdom, designing a new kind of urban camouflage at Dior.”

Courtesy of the designer.


Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2015 “The Fair Isle sweater gets a glam update at an amazing show in Tokyo.” – Karla Martinez de Salas

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Christian Dior Spring 2015 Couture “A dress fit for an infanta—a rebellious infanta with a protective PVC coat and ultra slick boots, that is.”

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Dior Spring 2016 “Raf Simons’s collection at Dior, inspired by Victorian underpinnings, delivered the chicest possible version of the season’s dishabille trend.” – Armand Limnander, Executive Editor

Courtesy of the designer.