Just in: Maria Grazia Chiuri is Dior's new Artistic Director
First female creative head
French luxury brand Christian Dior has apppointed Maria Grazia Chiuri as its new Artistic Director of womenswear. The news came a day after Valentino confirmed her exit as Co-Cretive Director. She now takes over the helm from Raf Simons who exited the brand in October last year and the move marks the first time in history that the maison has appointed a female creative head.
"It is a great honor to be joining the house of Dior; I measure the tremendous responsibility of being the first woman in charge of the creation in a house so deeply rooted in the pure expression of femininity," said Chiuri. "The endless wealth of its heritage continues to be a constant source of inspiration for fashion and I cannot wait to express my own vision."
"Maria Grazia Chiuri's talent is enormous and internationally acclaimed," said Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH. "She will bring her elegant and modern vision of the Dior woman, seamlessly attuned to the heritage and the codes defined by Monsieur Dior."
Chiuri is set to present her first collection on September 30 in Paris.