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Early last year, John Galliano went on an unfortunate drunken, anti-Semitic tirade and once news got out, his job at Christian Dior soon came to a close. It took a little while, and plenty of rumors, but eventually it was announced that Raf Simons would be taking the reigns over at Christian Dior as Galliano’s replacement for Dior Haute Couture.

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When the lights dimmed and the show started in Paris, it was Raf Simons’ creations that made their way down the runway for Dior Haute Couture.

Our initial reaction was that with the exclusion of the flower-filled wall, the over-the-top show that we are used to with Galliano was no more.

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The silhouettes showed off the female form in an exceptional way; the color palette was perfect for spring and although Raf went for simpler designs, the embroidery and beading solidified the couture status.

You can take a look at some of the standout pieces from Raf Simons’ first Dior Haute Couture show for the Spring 2013 season in the gallery above. Congratulations Raf, it was amazing!