maria grazia chiuri

  • The hidden messages in Dior's couture show are somehow both sexist and feminist

    Dior exuding strong feminist undertones — as the French fashion house did at its show at Paris’s Musée Rodin — is nothing new in Maria Grazia Chiuris era.

  • All Grown Up at the Dior Guggenheim International Gala

    Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Dave Franco, Big Sean, Kate Mara and more came out for the grown-up affair at Dior's Guggenheim International Gala.

  • Bella Hadid Wore the See-Through Dior Dress All the Celebs Are Obsessed With

    Dior Makeup brand ambassador Bella Hadid attended a launch event for the fashion house in Los Angeles on Thursday night. To celebrate Dior’s new ‘Pump ‘N’ Volume Mascara’ campaign, the 20-year-old model wore a style for the designer that she’s worn before — the extremely popular sheer, structured corset gown from Dior’s spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection. The see-through gown hails from Italian fashion designer Maria Grazia Chiuri‘s first collection as the artistic director of Dior, which was was met with mixed reviews.

  • The Dior Show Is Every Bit Our Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy

    In the Brothers Grimm version of Little Red Riding Hood, a young girl ventures deep into a dark forest to deliver food to her sick grandmother, unaware of the wicked wolf waiting to eat her. Depending on which version of the story you were told as a child, the fairy tale may have kept you up at night or lulled you to sleep. Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first couture show for Dior is much like the story of Little Red (or if you prefer the Italian version, The False Grandmother) — equal parts whimsical and grim.

  • Rihanna and Natalie Portman Gave New Dior Feminist Collection Major Support This Weekend

    Maria Grazia Chiuri is Dior's first female creative director. And wares from her first, feminist show could be seen on some big names at this weekend’s marches. Especially popular was her "We Should All Be Feminists” tee, which was rocked by the likes of brand ambassadors Rihanna and Natalie Portman. Jennifer Lawrence has also worn the tee.

  • Maria Grazia Chiuri Sticks With Women-First Policy for Her First Dior Ad Campaign

    Maria Grazia Chiuri kept her women-first policy for her first advertising for the French house.

  • See Dior’s New Direction Unfold Before Your Eyes, Right Here…

    Did your Dior invite get lost in the mail? Don’t worry — you can tag along with us. Dior is always one of Paris Fashion Week’s most anticipated shows, and that’s never been more true than this season, when the legendary house will debut its first-ever collection under new artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who takes over from former creative director Raf Simons. News of Chiuri’s appointment to the venerable fashion house sent a major stir through the world of fashion in July, and Chiuri told media then that she “cannot wait to express my own vision. ...

  • What Maria Grazia’s Move to Dior Means for the Future of Fashion

    It was announced this morning that Maria Grazia Chiuri, formerly co-creative director of Valentino, has been appointed as the creative director of Christian Dior — an especially noteworthy installment, given that she is the first female head of a label that is often described as a bastion of Parisian femininity. The unveiling follows months of speculation after Raf Simons’s departure from Dior in October last year. Pierpaolo Piccioli, with whom Chiuri ran Valentino, will remain at the Italian label as its sole chief.

  • Valentino Confirms Departure of Maria Grazia Chiuri

    Valentino has confirmed the news that Maria Grazia Chiuri is leaving the design house reports WWD. The duo, who presented their last collection together at the Valentino couture show in Paris on Wednesday evening, were chosen by Valentino Garavani to work on the accessories category of the brand, before being promoted to creative directors in 2008. “A new and exciting phase for the brand begins under the creative leadership of Pierpaolo Piccioli.

  • Report: Dior to Appoint First-Ever Female Creative Director

    Seventy-year-old French fashion house Dior reportedly will soon appoint a female creative director for the first time ever. At least two sources have disclosed that Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri will be trading Milan for Paris to head up the iconic maison.

  • Valentino Says That ‘Primitive’ Africa-Inspired Collection Was Really About Tolerance

    From Chanel’s Native American headdresses to Valentino’s recent Africa-inspired collection, there’s at least one show per season that leaves the industry cringing.  In Paris last month, Valentino’s creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli sent Masai-inspired beading, feathered skirts, and white models with cornrows down their runway. We don’t want to please the others—we want to do something that we believe in.” OK, but why appropriate Africa? “After [the Rome-themed Fall 2015 couture collection] we felt that we had to move,” clarified Piccioli.