Raf Simons Books His Favorite DJ for the Guggenheim International Gala

Check out what DJ Raf Simons booked for the Guggenheim International Gala.

The Guggenheim International Gala, the museum's annual fundraising event in New York City, is bringing in the big guns when it comes to the entertainment this year. According to WWD (opens in new tab), the gala's main sponsor Dior—headed up by Raf Simons—chose world-famous techno DJ Richie Hawtin to spin this year's event on November 6 and 7. Hawtin rose to fame in the early '90s with his minimal techno sound, and was one of the biggest influences in the genre when it first emerged in Detroit. The DJ spent his summer hosting deep house parties at clubs all over the globe, from New York City's own Output and Marquee to the renowned Space in Ibiza. Hawtin's style of music has been gaining popularity since the explosion of dance music in the U.S., and we're thinking that as soon as the fashion crowd starts singing his praises (Simons counts himself as one of Hawtin's biggest fans), he'll be attracting even more attention.