At one point I stopped counting the potential design candidates for the succession of John Galliano at the LVMH fashion house Dior. But I can remember Haider Ackermann, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Sarah Burton. Yesterday the rumors were finally terminated. Raf Simons will replace John Gaillano. Simons said about his new job: "It is with the utmost respect for its tremendous history, its unparalleled knowledge and craftsmanship that I am joining the magnificent house of Dior. Mr Christian Dior has always been for me the most inspiring couturier. Around the globe, the name Dior symbolises the ultimate in elegance and refinement. I am truly humbled and honoured to become artistic director of the most celebrated French house in the world." Raf Simons will show his first collection for Dior in july during the haute couture shows.