Following weeks of rumors and speculation the house of Dior has confirmed that Maria Grazia Chiuri will replace Raf Simons as creative director. In a statement Dior boss Bernard Arnault praised Grazia Chiuri citing her talent as “enormous”.
“She will bring her elegant and modern vision of the Dior woman” he said, “seamlessly attuned to the heritage and the codes defined by Monsieur Dior”.
Grazia will oversee Dior’s extensive ready to wear, haute couture and accessory collections and will present her first designs at Paris Fashion Week in September.
“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 Grazia Chuiri in a statement, “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.”