Maria Grazia Chiuri Makes History As Dior’s First Female Artistic Director In 70 Years



Yesterday, we brought you photos from Valentino’s Couture Week show and told you it was going to be Maria Grazia Chiuri’s last show as co-creative director of the Italian fashion house.

There were speculations that she had been offered a job at Dior and it has just been confirmed.

Chiuri is set to replace Raf Simons who left Dior in October. The appointment makes her the first woman in the fashion house’s 70-year history to hold the position of artistic director.

“I measure the tremendous responsibility of being the first woman in charge of a house so deeply rooted in the pure expression of femininity,” Chiuri said. “I cannot wait to express my own vision.”

She will be responsible forwomen’s couture, ready-to-wear and accessories. Her first collection for the house will be unveiled in September.

Congrats to her!

Photo credit:Matthew Eisman/Getty Images North America

Written by Njideka ‘Enjay’ Akabogu. 



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