Why the A-List Loves Raf Simons's Designs For Dior
When John Galliano was ousted from the house of Christian Dior, there were a couple of in-limbo "who will take over Dior?" seasons. Then, Belgian designer Raf Simons, formerly of Jil Sander, took the storied reins, starting with the A/W 2012 Couture collection. And under his rule, we've experience three exquisite collections thus far: two couture — here is the latest from Spring 2013 — and one ready-to-wear. Naturally, celebrities like Marion Cotillard (the face of Lady Dior), Jennifer Lawrence (the face of Miss Dior handbags), and Leelee Sobieski have flocked to his jaw-dropping gowns like moths to one very fashionable flame. And we can totally understand why the A-list set has fallen in love with the latest era of Dior. Simons is breathing new life into the design house by taking famous iconic past-collection references (think New Look from the 1940s) and updating them with a modern, albeit respectful, twist. Step inside to see all the famous faces that have donned Raf Simons's Dior designs, including Marion and Jennifer, who both chose to wear Dior Haute Couture at Monday's SAG Awards!