Sarah Burton to Replace Dior's Raf Simons?
A Major Topic for Predictions
Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton is reportedly in talks with Dior to take the helm of the French label following Raf Simons' unexpected departure. The Alexander McQueen creative director, who joined the team at McQueen in 1997 on the heels of graduation from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, following a year-long internship with the house, is thought to be stepping into the shoes of the Belgian fashion designer following his departure three months ago, according to Vogue magazine. "If she were to be appointed to the top job at Dior, there would no doubt be lengthy negotiations, not least concerning where operations would take place as Burton and her family are currently located in London while the Dior atelier is in Paris," Vogue UK's Scarlett Conlon writes. Vogue also thinks an announcement from Dior about its new creative director will happen soon. Dior's said so far that its in-house design team is handling the spring 2016 couture collection and fall 2016 ready-to-wear range, but spring/summer 2017 will be here soon enough. Keep checking in with us for updates about the Dior’s creative director, and who will join the design house in the future.