Maria Grazia Chiuri Steps Out of Valentino & Becomes The Dior’s First Female Artistic Director

After the impeccable and magic show of Haute Couture season, Valentino announced the departure of Maria Grazia Chiuri, who left her role as co-creative director of the brand after 8 years working alongside her longtime design partner Pierpaolo Piccioli, who from now on takes the sole position of creative director for Valentino.Even before becoming official the announcement, there were already several rumors about the departure of Maria Grazia from the Italian fashion house to Dior, to fill the post of creative director, following the departure of Raf Simons, last fall. Then came the confirmation of the French Maison, which took over the Italian designer, who is the first woman to direct the post of creative director for Dior.Chiuri will be responsible for the women’s fashion lines, such as Haute Couture, ready-to-wear and accessories, and will make her debut on the catwalks in September this year. “It is a great honor…

Valentino Honors Africa

While some continents live the winter, the fashion houses started to show their campaigns for next summer 2016. Valentino does the honors to Africa, in its most recent campaign, signed by the creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, where the brand captures the African culture. Steve McCurry, renowned photographer, was responsible for the shooting, and the search for Africa’s aura. The scenario is a Masaai village between Kenya and Tanzania, a place of culture. Incidentally, the photographer McCurry, is not in fact a fashion photographer, but a culture one. Piccioli said “we wanted to photograph not a vision of fashion, but a cultural one – and not in a studio with an elephant” Check below the pictures : IT- Mentre alcuni continenti vivono , le maison di moda hanno iniziato a mostrarci le loro campagne per la prossima estate 2016. Valentino fa gli onori all’Africa, nella sua più…