Raf Simons Biography

(Costume Designer)

He works as the co-creative director for Prada.

Relationship Facts of Raf Simons

  • Raf Simons is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is not straight and is gay.

What is the relationship of Raf Simons?

Raf Simons has not been married until now. He likes to keep his private life a secret.

He only wants to share his work life. For a long time, he has been quite protective of his relationships.

As a result, there is no information regarding his relationship status in public. Back in 2015, he was in a relationship with Jean-Georges d’Orazio.

Back in Belgium in 1991, he had a girlfriend named, Veronique Branquinho.

Who is Raf Simons?

Raf Simons is a Belgium-born costume designer. The talented Raf is an eminent fashion designer in the current era. Presently, he works as the co-creative director for Prada.

He has his menswear founded back in 1995. Previously, he served as the creative director at the ‘Christian Dior’. Additionally, he also worked as a furniture designer in the early period of his career.

Raf Simons: Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

Raf was born in Neerpelt town of Limburg province in Belgium. His birth date is January 12, 1968, and has English Belgian.

The name of his father is Jacques Simons. Similarly, his mother’s name is Alda Beckers. Alda worked as a house cleaner. And Jacques was an army night watchman.

He grew up in his home country during his childhood. He spent his early life in Belgium.

As per his education, he attended middle school and high school in Belgium. Later, he studied Industrial Design and Furniture Design in some colleges in Genk, Belgium.

Raf Simons: Professional Life, Career

Raf Simons started his career working as a furniture designer. In 1991, he joined as an intern at the design studio of Walter Van Beirendonck. He did his internship there for two years until 1993.

After he went to the Paris Fashion Show, he started taking an interest in fashion designing. Afterward, he taught himself about fashion design. In 1995, he launched his menswear label. Then in 2005, he started ‘Raf by Raf Simons‘. As of now, it’s named ‘Raf Simons 1995′. It also includes blankets and cushions.

Raf Simons
Caption: Raf Simons and Eva (Source: Zimbio)

Then from 2005 to 2012, he worked as a creative director for the German luxury fashion house, ‘Jill Sanders’. In 2012, he joined ‘Christian Dior‘. It is a French luxury goods company. He worked there until October 22, 2015. After his resignation there, he started working for Calvin Klein in August 2016 but left in Dec 2018.

After this, he joined hands with another brand Prada as the co-creative director in 2020.

Furthermore, he also works as a costume designer for movies. Some of his film projects are ‘Dior and I’, ‘A Bigger Splash’, and ‘Never Ever.

Net Worth and Salary

This designer’s net worth is estimated at $20 million. Moreover, his salary as a fashion designer is around $72k per year.

Raf Simons: Rumors, Controversy

Raf has been part of some controversies in the past. Previously in 2013, James Scully condemned him of only using white models in the runway.

This was back in the day when he was a creative director at “Christian Dior.” Consequently, this event came out as a racism controversy in the media. Presently, he is away from any rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Raf Simons is around 6 feet tall and weighs 70 kg. His eye color is blue, and he has brown hair.

Social Media Profiles

Raf is active on Instagram and Facebook but he is not active on Twitter.

He has more than 1m followers on Instagram, more than 41.3k followers on Facebook, and has his own website.

 

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