The era of Valentino’s intricate romantic designs imagined by co-designer Maria Grazia Chiuri is almost over. Dior’s Creative Director position is one of the most important and influential jobs in fashion.The LVMH-owned couture house Dior is shaking up the fashion industry with the announcement of its new Artistic Director. Valentino’s designer Maria Grazia Chiuri is Dior’s first ever female artistic director. Chiuri is following in the footsteps of famous designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Raf Simons, Gianfranco Ferre, and John Galliano. Raf Simons left the French luxury Maison in October 2015.
Since October 2008, Valentino‘s creative directors were Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli. Alessandra Facchinetti was Valentino’s creative designer from 2007 to 2008.
“Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s stylistic approach is defined by their sense of contemporary nourished by contrasts and love for a mélange of visual, artistic and literary inputs synthesized in a vibrant and distinctive style. A fusion of styles and languages is the key to their method,” Valentino house described the role of the Creative Duo.
On Saturday, June 25th, Dior Homme‘s creative director Kris Van Assche presented the Dior Homme Summer 2017 collection. Dior also announced a new version of Miss Dior perfume. The Grasse Rose is a the heart of the new Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming.