new creative director of the fashion house Christian Dior will be the Belgian Raf Simons, head of brand Jil Sander (owned by Prada). Leaders think about changing Dior chief designer after the removal of the former brand creatives, John Galliano for anti-Semitic statements. In a blog on the website The New York Times says that the successor to Galliano at Dior chose March. Among the candidates for the post were called, in particular, Marc Jacobs, Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, Alber Elbaz of Lanvin and Nicolas Ghesquière of Balenciaga. Simons was born in Belgium and studied industrial design. Around 1995 he began to create a collection of men's clothing under the brand Raf Simons and Raf by Raf Simons. Creative director of Jil Sander, he is since 2005.