The plot keeps thickening: maybe Raf Simons didn't step down from Jil Sander with his eyes on the top spot at Christian Dior (or Yves Saint Laurent!) as we previously thought. WWD's Bridget Foley says Simons was actually fired from the Milan-based label:
Simons leaves — more correctly, he was unceremoniously dumped — at the top of his game. A designer of women’s wear neither by education (he studied furniture design) nor first sartorial vocation (he started in men’s), in 2005.