Report: Dior to Name Maria Grazia Chiuri As New Creative Director

Report: Dior to Name Maria Grazia Chiuri As New Creative Director

The latest change-up in the never-ending game of designer musical chairs

The latest change-up in the never-ending game of designer musical chairs

After its couture show in Paris in July, Christian Dior will announce that Valentino's Maria Grazia Chiuri will be taking over creative direction of the French house, according to a source close to the brand.

The designer will be coming to Dior a critical juncture for the house, following the departure of Raf Simons last year. It's also worth noting that Chiuri will be the first female creative director since the company was founded 70 years ago, following in the footsteps of celebrated designers like Simons, Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferre, and John Galliano.

For almost ten years, Chiuri has been applauded for her work at Valentino with her design partner Pierpaolo Piccioli, serving as the brand's joint-creative director since being appointed by Valentino himself in 2007. If her work there is any indication, Dior is in capable hands—though only time will tell.

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli
Credits: Photo courtesy Valentino

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