Christian Dior announces the nomination of Maria Grazia Chiuri as artistic director of women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear and accessory collections.
The house of Dior is delighted to welcome her and to have a woman, for the first time in its history, as artistic director for the womenswear collections.
Bernard Arnault welcomes this nomination: “Maria Grazia Chiuri’s talent is enormous and internationally acclaimed. She will bring her elegant and modern vision of the Dior woman, seamlessly attuned to the heritage and the codes defined by Monsieur Dior”, he asserted.
“It is a great honor to be joining the house of Dior; 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. 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. I am extremely grateful to Mr Arnault and Mr Toledano for the trust they have placed in me.” Maria Grazia Chiuri declared.
Sidney Toledano, President and CEO of Christian Dior Couture says: “I am thrilled to welcome Maria Grazia Chiuri in the house of Christian Dior. Her vision of women, both sensual and poetic, resonates with that of Monsieur Dior. Her expertise in the art of couture and her passion for craftsmanship will be in perfect harmony with the exceptional know-how of our ateliers.”
Maria Grazia Chiuri will present her first ready-to-wear collection for Christian Dior in Paris on September 30th 2016.