Marc Jacobs - Marc Jacobs: Raf Simons' Dior Collection Was 'Magnificent'
Marc Jacobs says Raf Simons' debut Dior collection was ''absolutely magnificent'' while Alber Elbaz called it ''poetic''.
Marc Jacobs says Raf Simons' debut Dior collection was ''absolutely magnificent''.
Raf's first show for the fashion house - which was attended by Marc, Riccardo Tisci, Donatella Versace, Diane von Furstenberg and Alber Elbaz - has received universal praise from the fashion world with his fellow designers lining up to shower him with compliments.
Donatella said: ''Before the show, I found it difficult to imagine what Raf would do at Dior but from the very first look today it made total sense.''
Alber added: ''[It was] absolutely poetic. It was perfection. Today was a beautiful marriage between a designer and a house.''
Diane tweeted: ''Raf Simons did a SUPERB Dior show! Very DIOR! Another talented Belgian! Love Diane. (sic)''
Meanwhile Lucinda Chambers, Vogue fashion director told vogue.co.uk: ''It was what you hoped for and more - it was such a beautiful homage to Dior, a mix of the modern, clean and unexpected with a real lightness of touch. It was more elegant than elegant and he trod a brilliant line of being him and being respectful of Dior, I loved it.''
LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault was delighted he took a year to appoint John Galliano's successor, telling WWD: ''I didn't want to rush. It was really a question of choosing the best person for the job, and he stood head and shoulders above the rest: the greatest talent of the moment for Dior, the greatest house in the world.''