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MARIA GRAZIA CHIURI NAMED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN DIOR

By Crash redaction

DIOR WELCOMES THE FIRST WOMAN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ITS HISTORY: MARIA GRAZIA CHIURI

After months of speculation following Raf Simon’s departure, the House of Dior finally announced the nomination of its new artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, formerly at the helm of Valentino. It is a groundbreaking decision for Dior, as Chiuri will be the first woman to ever be named artistic director in the history of the House. She follows a legacy installed by Mr. Christian Dior and continued throughout the years by Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano, or Raf Simons. Creative director of Valentino alongside Pierpaolo Piccioli for eight years now, she is responsible for giving a new boost to the Italian House, while having first worked as an accessory designer for both Valentino and Fendi. For a House like Dior which history is intimately linked to women, it seems logical to have a woman at the top of the creative chain, and we’re sure to see some exciting developments for Dior in the future.

Maria Grazia Chiuri will now be in charge of ready-to-wear, haute couture, and accessories collection, and she will present her first ready-to-wear collection in September 2016 in Paris.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri © Maripol Christian Dior artistic director Crash Magazine

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