Raf Simons is Calvin Klein’s New Chief Creative Officer

Just after Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli left Calvin Klein, rumors began to circulate that Raf Simons would replace them. Then, Calvin Klein himself basically confirmed it. Now, Calvin Klein has announced that Simons is the brand’s new chief creative officer.

According to an article on Fashionista, Calvin Klein announced that Raf Simons is the brand’s new creative director on Tuesday. Simons will release his first collection for the brand during the Fall 2017 season of New York Fashion Week.

CEO Steve Shiffman released a statement saying,

The arrival of Raf Simons as chief creative officer signifies a momentous new chapter for Calvin Klein. Not since Mr. Klein himself was at the company has it been led by one creative visionary, and I am confident that this decision will drive the Calvin Klein brand and have a significant impact on its future. Raf’s exceptional contributions have shaped and modernized fashion as we see it today and, under his direction, Calvin Klein will further solidify its position as a leading global lifestyle brand.


Simons recently became one of the most talked about people in fashion when he resigned as the creative director of Dior last year in October.

Then, people began talking about him again when Costa and Zucchelli left Calvin Klein, saying that he may replace them.

A couple of months later, Calvin Klein himself basically confirmed that Simons would be replacing Costa and Zucchelli in an interview with Andy Cohen in June.

Simons will replace both Costa and Zucchelli in that he will be working on both men’s and womenswear where Costa designed Calvin Klein’s womenswear and Zucchelli worked on menswear.

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