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Maria Grazia Chiuri’s take on Dior

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Dior har fået ny chefdesigner, og Maria Grazia Chiuri, der kommer fra italienske Valentino,  viste for få dage siden sin vision for det franske modehus, der historisk har været symbolet på den feminine, franske elegance. Maria Grazia Chiuri tog bolden op, hvor belgiske Raf Simons efterlod den, og hun havde reelt set kun fem uger til at kreere husets spring/summer 2017 kollektion.

Med lanceringen af den a-formede kjole i 1950’erne, som med sit indhug ved taljen og vige underdel, slog Christian Dior i 1950’erne sit navn fast som skaberen af feminin mode. Huset Dior har imidlertid ikke før nu haft en kvindelige chefdesigner. Så hvordan griber Maria Garzia Chiuri opgaven an? Til The Business of Fashion fortæller hun, at hun ikke designer til én kvindetype, men en moderne kvinde der godt kan være rock’n’roll, selvom hun går til yoga.

Christian Dior nåede kun at designe for sit modehus i 10 år, før han dødede af et hjerteanfald. Derfor fortæller Maria Grazia Chiuri, at hun ikke kun vil kigge tilbage på modeskaberens oprindelige kreationer, men bruge de mange dygtige designere, der sad i stolen som chefdesignere for huset Dior som inspiration.   

Se The Business of Fashion’s interview med Maria Grazia Chiuri og det flotte show i videoen herunder:
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Dior has a new creative director – Italian Maria Grazia Chiuri has left her job at Valentino to take over from Raf Simons and a few days ago she presented her vision for the traditional French fashion house, known for its take (and to a certain extent institutionalization) on French femininity.

In the 1950’ties Christian Dior introduced what was to become known as the essence of the 1950’ties Dior: The A-line dress which with its fitting around the hips and gradually widening towards the hem, gave the impression of the shape of a capital letter A. Dior has ever since been associated with feminine clothing but despite that fact the house has never had a woman in the position as the creative director.

So how will Maria Grazia Chiuri confront the task? To Vogue.com she states that she will look for inspiration in the archives of the previous creative directors of Dior since Christian Dior only designed for 10 years before dying from a heart attack.

See Tim Blank’s take on Dior for The Business of Fashion in the video below.