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Christian Dior's artistic chief is leaving

Raf Simons's decision comes as surprise to fashion world; he had not been seen as being unhappy in his post

MR SIMONS: He reportedly felt stymied by his lack of ability to affect the shape of the brand beyond the collections themselves.

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IN its second major creative upheaval in the last five years, Christian Dior, the Parisian couture house that is the cornerstone of the LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton luxury empire, announced on Thursday that artistic director Raf Simons was leaving the brand. No replacement