Follow Vogue Arabia

Maria Grazia Chiuri is Confirmed as the New Creative Director of Dior

Vogue, Yannis Vlamos /

Vogue, Yannis Vlamos /

It’s confirmed. Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri is the new creative director of Dior. The news of her appointment follows the staging of the storied French fashion house’s Fall 2016 Haute Couture show at Paris Fashion Week. The former Valentino co-creative director is the first woman appointed to head the LVMH-owned brand, and will replace Raf Simons who unexpectedly left the House in October.

Chiuri joined Fendi as a designer in 1989. She and Pierpaolo Piccioli, her creative partner, moved to Valentino to take on the roles of accessory designers in 1999, which led to the duo being chosen to design the brand’s contemporary line Red Valentino in 2003. Following Valentino Garavani’s departure in 2007, Chiuri and Piccioli took the helm as co-creative directors. During her time at the storied Italian brand, the Istituto Europeo di Design graduate earned critical acclaim for breathing new life into the storied House. Piccioli will now assume total creative control of the House of Valentino.


Homepage image: giamurama / Instagram

View All
Vogue Collection