Raf Simons, a Belgium fashion designer, was named Diors sixth couturier. He will be taking over the position John Galliano once held, until he was ousted in March of 2011. The report of Raf Simons taking over confirms speculations noted back in December 2011 that the company wanted him as successor.
His first collection will be unveiled during Paris Couture Week in July, says WWD.com. Simons official title will be artistic director of haute couture, women’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections.