Today in fashion news: Maria Grazie Chiuri is officially leaving Valentino to join the ranks over at Dior. The (now former) Valentino’s creative director, who has been working side by side with Pierpaolo Piccioli for about twenty years, is headed to the French colossus as early as later this month.
After the departure of Raf Simons, Maria Grazie Chiuri will become the first woman to lead as artistic director of one of the world’s most famous brand. And we say: it was about time!
See some of her iconic sketches in the gallery below.