While John Galliano left a lasting impression at Dior, his replacement Raf Simons is receiving glowing reviews of his Dior Debut for the fashion house. Many thought Simons would never live up to the legacy left by Galliano but I think the arrival of his Fall Couture collection has made those worries evaporate. Check out the Fall Couture comparisons below and decide for yourself!
Raf Simons’ collection-slightly more practical-brings back the lady-like and feminine to couture and alludes to the earlier collections Christian Dior worked on himself.
“In almost every one of the 54 outfits, in almost every detail, Mr. Simons made a connection to the first decade of the house, when Dior himself was at work. He then put those ideas—among them an architectural purity in construction, a preference for pockets, a sense of femininity but also ease—through his own filter.” – Cathy Horyn
“Thought the show was just very next level Dior. New and exciting. Like all things Raf.” – L’Wren Scott
“gorgeous, modern, luxurious.” – Peter Som
” [I] thought it was really beautiful. And my expectations are always very high.” – Grace Coddington
“Raf Simons did a superb Dior show! Very Dior! Another talented Belgian!” – Diane Von Furstenberg
“Isn’t this amazing?” – Anna Wintour
My last word? Galliano has got an amazing creative mind and an uncanny ability with themes and textures while Simons’ got the elegance of practicality and poise. Both couture masterminds! There will never be another John Galliano.
But Raf Simons is without question the new Dior Lord.