So, Raf Simons has successfully had another loop in the emotional (Raf)ercoaster. There’s nothing this man can do that wouldn’t make me shed a few tears.
Raf has announced that he is leaving Dior (yes the house of the Dior) for personal reasons. Picture this: me numbingly scrolling through my newsfeed, stop, eyes open wide, heart beats a little bit faster, feeling of sadness mixed with anxiety, and, I’m not going to lie, a little bit of anger. Raf, I watched that damn Dior documentary a couple of months ago and fell in love with you. Why would you do this to me boy? sad face sad face.
Simons’ Spring/Summer 2016 collection in Paris last month, was his last for Dior. There is no successor yet, and we will just have to wait patiently for the big reveal.
Simons released a statement explaining his decision which is “a decision based entirely and equally on my desire to focus on other interests in my life, including my own brand, and the passions that drive me outside my work.”
I will miss Raf at Dior. He did a magnificent job at creating objects of art which emanated elegance and femininity. I think he had us all at walls draped in flowers. After Galliano had to depart the Maison, I never thought I would enjoy someone’s work as much. The main difference between the two though lied in the fact that one exemplified opulence while the other was the embodiment of class.
The house of Dior has made great decisions when it comes to choosing their head designers, and it was shown to all of us that Dior works on so many levels. I just hope the next designer can show us a new and exciting side of the brand.
And to Raf, my love, my darling, I raise a glass in farewell.