Dior, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, YSL: Who's the Most Diverse?

We've written a lot over the years about the racial diversity of the American fashion industry — and particularly the diversity of the models cast to walk in New York fashion week — but less about the biggest brands headquartered in fashion's other three global centers: Paris, London, and Milan. With couture week… » 7/03/13 5:40pm 7/03/13 5:40pm

Dior's Couture Show Included Six Black Models (Finally)

For the first time since Raf Simons took over the design duties at Christian Dior, the brand has hired black models for its runway show. Six black models were cast in today's Dior couture show, one of the most highly anticipated fashion shows of the season. » 7/01/13 6:30pm 7/01/13 6:30pm

Jennifer Lawrence on Her New Dior Campaign: 'Of Course It's Photoshop,…

Jennifer Lawrence agrees with you that her new Dior campaign doesn't look very much like her. "Oh my god, I haven't seen this," she told Access Hollywood upon being shown the ads for the first time. "That doesn't look like me at all. I love Photoshop more than anything in the world. Of course it's Photoshop, people don't… » 2/28/13 7:00pm 2/28/13 7:00pm

Dior, For The Modern Minimalist Ice Queen In You

Raf Simons' long-awaited first women's ready-to-wear collection for Christian Dior walked today in Paris. The house was rudderless for a long time after it fired John Galliano, known for his high-falutin' flights of fancy, immediately after he was arrested for directing a racist tirade at a couple of strangers in a… » 9/28/12 7:45pm 9/28/12 7:45pm

Get to Know Raf Simons, the New Designer at Dior

Fashion writer Suzy Menkes is reporting at the International Herald-Tribune that Dior is set to announce tomorrow that Belgian-born designer Raf Simons will be taking the reins at the fashion house. Dior has been without an artistic director for more than a year, ever since longtime designer John Galliano was fired… » 4/09/12 7:00pm 4/09/12 7:00pm

Raf Simons Out at Jil Sander, Maybe in at Christian Dior

"Raf Simonsto leave Jil Sander. Show on Saturday to be his last." So Tweeted New York Times critic Cathy Horyn this morning at 8:53. By 9:04, the official statement was out and Horyn's post was up: Simons, the popular and critically acclaimed Jil Sander designer would leave the house on Monday, just after presenting the… » 2/23/12 2:15pm 2/23/12 2:15pm

The Dior Show Closed With Karlie Kloss's Naked Ass

The spring Christian Dior collection walked in Paris earlier today. Dior still has not replaced fired creative director John Galliano, who lost his job after being arrested for hurling racial abuse at a couple in a Paris café six months ago, so studio head Bill Gaytten took the bow at the show's conclusion. Karolina… » 9/30/11 2:20pm 9/30/11 2:20pm

Six Months After Galliano's Meltdown, Dior Still Hasn't Replaced Him

Six months after John Galliano was fired for making racist remarks to a couple of strangers in a bar, Christian Dior still doesn't have a creative director. Galliano's halfway to having his reputation restored — he made Kate Moss's wedding dress, and the editor of Vogue Italia is now telling the press to get some… » 9/28/11 2:05pm 9/28/11 2:05pm

Marc Jacobs Not Opposed To Designing For Dior, Oh No

Marc Jacobs told a reporter "it would be an honor" to design for Dior. "There's no question that the two great couture houses in Paris are Chanel and Dior…. I think it would be a very hard thing to turn down." This is the first time that the designer has directly addressed the rumor that he is in talks to succeed the fired … » 9/13/11 1:20pm 9/13/11 1:20pm

John Galliano Found Guilty Of Hate Speech, Fined

A Paris court has found former Christian Dior designer John Galliano guilty of making racist and anti-Semitic comments at a bar; publicly insulting someone on the basis of their religion, race, or ethnicity in France is legally actionable hate speech. Galliano was fined €17,500, or around $24,589 at current exchange. » 9/08/11 11:35am 9/08/11 11:35am

Marc Jacobs Said To Be Replacing John Galliano At Dior

Women's Wear Daily is reporting that Bernard Arnault has at last found a replacement for John Galliano at Christian Dior, the €21 billion luxury brand that is one of the biggest and sparkliest jewels in LVMH's crown. According to "sources," Marc Jacobs is in "talks" to leave Louis Vuitton to take over Dior. Phoebe Philo,… » 8/22/11 1:10pm 8/22/11 1:10pm

Dior C.E.O. Likens Designer Search To Husband-Hunting

Dior insists that studio head Bill Gaytten, who oversaw that dog's breakfast of a fall couture collection, is just a place-holder designer. The brand will "take all its time" to replace John Galliano, the longtime creative director it fired in March for habitual drunkenness/being an embarrassing racist. "You know when you … » 7/06/11 12:50pm 7/06/11 12:50pm

Dior's First Couture Show Without John Galliano Was A Total Mess

After fifteen years at Christian Dior, John Galliano was fired for inveterate alcoholism and being rather racist this spring. While Galliano fights a court case, Dior has dragged its feet in replacing him. So the brand went ahead with a couture show in Paris yesterday without a new designer. The pieces in the… » 7/05/11 1:40pm 7/05/11 1:40pm

John Galliano Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Several new details of the incident that cost designer John Galliano his job at Christian Dior — and that has led to him facing criminal charges at a trial set to take place in Paris this Wednesday — have emerged, and goodness, they are interesting. Read on for chair-throwing, lawyer-calling, and handbag-related… » 6/20/11 7:00pm 6/20/11 7:00pm

Today In Luxury Designer Firings: Chloé Dumps Creative Director

Designer Hannah MacGibbon is out at Chloé. Effective June 1st, the designer Clare Waight Keller, formerly of Pringle of Scotland, will replace MacGibbon as Chloé's creative director. Despite mostly good reviews and some lovely collections — and despite being the entire reason 70s-style camel coats were in all of the… » 5/09/11 12:10pm 5/09/11 12:10pm

Why Is Dior Waiting So Long To Replace John Galliano?

On the night of Thursday, February 24th, John Galliano was arrested for allegedly launching into racist and anti-Semitic tirade against two strangers at a Paris bar. Within hours, two more alleged victims of Galliano's hate speech had come forward to police, and a notorious video of Galliano drunkenly slurring, "I love… » 4/19/11 4:01pm 4/19/11 4:01pm

John Galliano Fired From His Own Label

John "I love Hitler" Galliano was swiftly fired from Christian Dior after he was arrested for allegedly harassing a couple with a racist tirade in a Paris bar — and after rather damning video footage of Galliano engaging in a similar rant emerged in the tabloids. Dior distanced itself from its longtime creative director… » 4/15/11 11:45am 4/15/11 11:45am