How important do you think it is that you’re an outsider?
I don’t really know. I know I was seen as avant-garde. Maybe that’s why I look at it a little more differently. I’m not frozen by it. I make suggestions. My challenge is to find a beautiful balance: to make women beautiful, to make a woman dream to wear a beautiful outfit. The show was about beauty in a natural way. It was very freeing; it offered a lot of possibilities. That’s why I didn’t want it story-based. Think of it as a blueprint.
- Raf Simons, new creative Director at Christian Dior
Congrats to RAF… the punks, the avant garde, as we grow older, yes it is nice to find understanding and people willing to listen in the institutions; it is a new era of collaborations and a blue print is a nice way to start again. We are all finding a new balance to keep ourselves challenged and discovering, rediscovering new beauty.