While we can always count on fashion designer musical chairs to keep us on our toes, today’s industry shakeup comes as somewhat of a shock. According to Reuters, Christian Dior is set to appoint one half of Valentino’s creative director design duo, Maria Grazia Chiuri, as its creative head.
An inside source revealed that the new appointment, “will be announced after the (July) couture show.” Chiuri would make history as Christian Dior’s first-ever female creative director in the fashion house’s 70-year history. The designer would fill the shoes of Raf Simons, who departed from his role as creative director last October.
If the news is true, Chiuri’s move would also cause a major shakeup at Valentino. Since 2007, Chiuri has worked alongside design partner Pierpaolo Piccioli as the brand’s joint-creative director after being hand-selected by Valentino Garavani himself.
Neither Valentino nor Dior has officially commented on the rumour yet.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US