1. YiuBs

    February 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm


  2. Aurélie & Angelo

    February 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Hmmm, Dior is being mentioned a lot so I guess that’s where he’s headed!


  3. Natasha Fatah

    February 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I’m sad to see him leave Jil Sander ( a label I really love) because I think some excellent work was done there. Best of luck in the next chapter.


  4. comme fraiche

    February 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    it sounds like it’s a done deal with Dior, but the courting by YSL will mean more money( and control) forRaf

  5. Elizabeth

    February 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I would love love love to see what he could do at Dior, which needs to be relevant as well as fabulous. after the excesses and the scandal lets have a real regeneration. It would be sad if Stefano Pilati left YSL as he is much under-rated. The clothes are elegant, structurally clever, wonderful to wear and the collections evolve rather than changing direction so radically every season that they can’t be worn again as successfully (Marc Jacobs). The media tend to prefer theatricality over subtlety, which suits their book, but to buy, wear, love it’s a different story.

  6. Michael

    February 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    St. Laurent

  7. Elena GD

    February 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I’d love to see him in Dior too!


  8. TerranceJ

    February 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    ^ I couldn’t agree more. He’s had an amazing run and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go in either direction.


  9. Emily

    February 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

  10. nicholas

    February 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    wait…YSL? where did you hear that?? I only heard Dior..

  11. ruby

    February 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I don’t much care where he goes; he’ll be great.

    I’m much more interested that Jil is returning to her company. Whoopeee!!

  12. Topol

    February 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    It would be very interesting to see Dior move from a house of excess (under Galliano) to a house of minimalism (under Raf). Can a house even turn its customers so quickly and severely?

    YSL is a different story as YSL himself had a neatly controlled aesthetic, witness the menswear look he invented for women.

  13. montes Y mills

    February 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    for me Dior. Dior needs a little Raf!

    montes Y mills

  14. Charlotte

    February 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I’d love to see him at Dior aswell!


  15. Stefanie

    February 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm


  16. Eileen

    February 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm


  17. Name*Love cake

    February 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Henri Bendel

  18. Ashley

    February 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I’m kind of sad and excited at the same time.. I’m sad because his work for Jil Sander have been amazing for the past three seasons..

    On the brighter side, With all the couture elements and visions Raf applied to his work in Jil Sander, I cannot wait to see what he’s going to do (hopefully) in Dior, especially for Dior Couture!! And I also cannot wait for Ms. Sander’s return to her brand!

  19. Kate

    February 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Totally Dior. Would LOVE to see that.



  20. QQ

    February 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Dior is more of his style. YSL is just too beyond this world and the only vision that truly fitted this title was still the one and only Monsieur YSL himself.

  21. Stephanie

    February 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    It’s elegant…colorfull and strong….
    Exactly what I love !!!



  22. Pedro

    February 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Well, I don’t know if I’m misinformed but isn’t Stefano Pilati still with Saint Laurent? I love Raf but, to me, Pilati is the only designer who really managed to do something that isn’t Yves Saint Laurent (the man) but remains to evoke that kind of magic and creativity that the brand had before its creator left it. So, I’ll have to stick with Dior for mr. Simons

  23. Natalie

    February 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I think Raf should go to YSL but Dior could challenge & broaden his style…

    Visit the shiny, brand new blog http://www.offdutychic.com & let me know what you think… I’ve now published my sixth post…

  24. orela

    February 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    too many pure lines, too much minimal for dior…i believe he’ll be more suited for YSL…can’t picture him designing Madame dresses with posh posh stilettos …no?

  25. FashionUm

    February 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    VERY cool red pants.

    Show Your Outfit !

  26. Alice

    February 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    definitely Dior!

  27. Jane Alisa

    February 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I would love to see him at Dior, I feel he would bring something fresh there.

  28. The Photodiarist

    February 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    YSL. I just see that so perfectly!

  29. monkeyshines

    February 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    gorgeous bold colors!


  30. Lydia

    February 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I think the clean lines he’s picked up at Jil Sander would translate well at YSL.

  31. rena

    February 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    He will bring Dior to a whole new level.

  32. Boxer's Adventures

    February 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    The violet is in astonishing shade here!

    International Blog and Shop

  33. Pati Lima

    February 23, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Dior, please!

  34. Lauren@Styleseer

    February 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I think he would be brilliant at Dior.

    The Styleseer

  35. Crystal

    February 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    He’s a natural fit for YSL, too much so. He would bring class back to Dior, YSL already has it with Pilati.

  36. Xeana

    February 24, 2012 at 12:30 am

    We think that Raf should come to Dior.

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  37. aboogie

    February 24, 2012 at 1:59 am

    so happy to see Jil back in the game.. always been a fan of her label…

    first thing i would do… hire rooney mara as my new face…and make her my muse for jil sander…

  38. Sophie

    February 24, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Nooooooo… I like Dior the way it is… call me nostalgic but I hope he dosn’t change it the way the Humberto Leon and Carol Lim changed Kenzo, I think the archives should be respected and revisited not thrown away just because the new designer has a ‘vision’.

  39. Johnny

    February 24, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Definitely DIOR!

  40. bonnie, clyde and marni

    February 24, 2012 at 3:50 am

    i agree with you!! i think Dior as well!!

  41. eleni

    February 24, 2012 at 4:04 am

    I would love to see him at Dior! His minimalistic aesthetic would take us literally to the Christian Dior era, elegant and chic! Yes we will miss Galliano spectacular shows but Raf would be a great much…

  42. proletarian Great Gatsby

    February 24, 2012 at 5:53 am

    YSL.But i love what Pilati does for YSL.Raf could give an interesting change to Dior but it wouldn’t be him.

  43. Anna

    February 24, 2012 at 5:59 am

    It would be interesting to see him at Dior. Stefano Pilati does great job with YSL so I don’t see a reason to replace him.
    My personal wish is to see some fresh blood at Chanel. I am bored with Lagerfeld and can’t wait to hear about replacement.
    I don’t see it coming in near future but who knows…

  44. Ali

    February 24, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I agree, Sart (and others who’ve commented) – I’d love to see Raf at Dior, too. It would bring a certain excitement to the brand that I feel has been missing for a while. Beautiful photo, as well – I hope that someday I can take half as good a picture as you do :) *fumbles with camera, keeps practicing*


  45. LIZPR

    February 24, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I love the bold use of colour, here! Colour contrast rocks my world.

    Looking forward to following the Raf story!!


  46. Ge

    February 24, 2012 at 11:46 am

    The first thing popped to my head is still John Galliano’s luxurious/exotic lingerie when we are talking about Dior. Somehow I don’t think Raf succeeding Galliano would be a good idea, simply because he is not Sarah Burton after all. As for Yves Saint Laurent, the house is still a sleeping beauty after its master’s retirement and might be a better choice for Raf.

  47. Elle Quinn

    February 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I think Dior could benefit so much having him, but YSL seems a label more his style. I would hope to see him go to Dior, i think both he and the brand would be expanding there horizons.

  48. mendy

    February 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    he should go back to making Raf Simons as a label that was the talk of the town, or is that zeitgeist over so he has to go “update” old brands?

  49. Patrick

    February 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Such beautiful brilliant colors!
    OTH, I’d would prefer combinations of two each rather than all three:
    What did DV say? Elegance is denial?
    Unfortunately this runs counter to the dominant aesthetic these days.
    But pause to consider this: look at pictures of Jacqueline Kennedy in both her White House and post-WH years. When she is dressed in solid colors she looks extraordinary (which was most of the time), in prints she looks ordinary.

  50. Sartorialist

    February 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Correct that Diana Vreeland quote. She said:


    This is a dictum not to be forgotten, unless one is wearing a sari.

  51. Ella Thrupp

    February 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Ysl, can you imagine the silhouettes and lines that combination would produce?

  52. s.benedit

    February 25, 2012 at 1:28 am


  53. David

    February 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I really like how her lips match the collar of the shirt and the pants are a darker red: it feels like the model has such control over the look. Cool pic.

  54. E.

    February 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I’d love to see him back here in Belgium with a collection under his own name again!

    x E.

  55. Samantha Watson

    February 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I would love to see him design for Dior–
    the label would definitely benefit from having him, but mostly I am anxious to see Hedi Slimane for YSL!

  56. Brandon

    February 29, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    It would be interesting to see what he does either way. Have to admit i’m a little upset with how the whole situation was handled.

  57. barefoot duchess

    February 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Raf Simmons is a great name for a designer brand, don’t you think ;)

  58. Micaela

    March 1, 2012 at 2:21 am

    He would be right at home with YSL, but Pilati & YSL are already a lovely match, so I guess my brain would have to say Dior. But my heart says YSL.

  59. MJames

    March 2, 2012 at 8:50 am

    He would do brilliantly at YSL!

  60. Name*

    March 3, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Raf at Dior will be a bore. Come to think of it…I am not totally certain what it is that he does well. Minimalism. I guess. Its been done better, and certainly minimalism at Dior sounds pretty bland. Well… who knows.

  61. diaboliqueguan

    March 4, 2012 at 5:19 am

    I’d rather see Raf Simons starting his own women’s line instead, after such treatment.

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