Dior on Friday officially announced the appointment of 52-year-old Maria Grazia chiuri, creative Director of the fashion house, reports Financial Times. His debut collection for the fashion house she will present in Paris on 30 September.
Chiuri became the first woman to the post of creative Director in the 70 year history of Dior. Prior to joining the Experiment in a team of creative Directors within the LVMH group (which includes 15 brands, including Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Kenzo) was only one woman working at Céline Phoebe Philo.
The transition Experiment in Dior, means the beginning of her “solo career” and the rupture of one of the most successful design duos in the world of fashion, writes the FT. Maria Grazia chiuri 25 years worked in partnership with designer Pierpaolo Piccioli. They both graduated from the European Institute of design, and in 1989 he started working together at Fendi. In 1999, Chiuri and Piccioli have moved in Valentino, where since 2008, shared responsibilities, creative home fashion home. Care Chiuri of Valentino was officially announced on 7 July. The company reported that Pierpaolo Piccioli will continue to occupy the post of creative Director alone.
The post of creative Director of Dior has become vacant in October 2015, when the resignation was announced by the Belgian designer, who comes from Jil Sander, RAF Simons. The decision to leave fashion house he explained the desire to focus on other aspects of life, including their own brand. Simons has worked in Dior three and a half years. On the post of creative Director, he replaced John Galliano, who was dismissed from the scandal over anti-Semitic remarks.
That Maria Grazia chiuri may go to Dior, reported in June, sources Reuters. Among other candidates was also Sarah Burton, who served as creative Director of Alexander McQueen and Hedi Slimane, who previously worked in Saint Laurent.