After yesterday’s announcement from Valentino that Maria Grazia Chiuri will be leaving her role as creative director, it was only a matter of time until Dior confirmed months of rumours about Chiuri filling Raf Simon’s role and becoming the first female creative head for the storied house. This leaves Pierpaolo Piccioli, Chiuri’s longtime collaborator as the sole creative director at Valentino. The pair was able to achieve record sales for the brand and bring a marketable romantic and feminine aesthetic. Now that we’ve calmed down over the appointments of Demna Gvasalia and Alessandro Michele’s at Gucci and Balenciaga, we can look forward to the latest chapter of Dior’s story. If Chiuri’s work at Valentino is any indication, we can expect her magic touch to reinvent Dior’s offerings into relevant and compelling clothes and bestseller accessories. We’ll see her first collection on September 30th.
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