Sarah Burton to replace Dior's Raf Simons?

Sarah Burton is thought to be the replacement of Dior's Raf Simons following his departure last year.

Sarah Burton to replace Dior's Raf Simons?

Sarah Burton is rumoured to be the replacement for Dior's creative director Raf Simons.

The Alexander McQueen creative director, who has worked for the luxury brand since 1997, is thought to be stepping into the shoes of the Belgian fashion designer following his departure three months ago, according to Vogue magazine.

And it's no wonder Dior is seemingly interested in giving the blonde beauty the ropes as Sarah has had no trouble leading Alexander McQueen to critical acclaim since she took the helm following the death of the legendary designer in 2010.

However, if Sarah were to be appointed the impressive title, there will no doubt be a lot of negotiations that will need to take place, as well as a discussion about relocation as she currently resides in London, while Dior is based in Paris.

Meanwhile, Raf broke hearts around the globe last year when he announced he was stepping down from his role at the French fashion house in order to focus on "other interests."

He said at the time: "It is after careful and long consideration that I have decided to leave my position as creative director of Christian Dior's women's collection. It is a decision based entirely and equally on my desire to focus on other interests in my life, including my own brand, and the passions that drive me outside my work."

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