Maria Grazia Chiuri
Artistic Director of Dior
Julia Hetta

Profile
Discipline
Fashion
Age
54
Nationality
Italian
Honors

Achievement
Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri began her career at Fendi creating accessories before moving to Valentino where she spent 17 years, eight of which were as the brand’s creative co-leader alongside Pierpaolo Piccioli. Yet it was in 2016, when Chiuri was appointed as Dior’s first female artistic director, that she reached new heights. Chiuri’s big move meant that 2017 was always likely to be a special year and such it was. First came her Dior debut at Musée Rodin, where she showed off her Spring/Summer 2017 collection and embarked on her ‘DIO(R)EVOLUTION,’ then the autumn/winter couture collection 2017 arrived and most recently she created the highly acclaimed Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams for of Dior’s 70th anniversary exhibition.