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The murmur shuffling about the house of Dior seems to have reached a higher decibel level. Since the storied French luxury label bid adieu to Raf Simons, who unexpectedly left the brand in October 2015, rumors about who would be taking the creative reins at Dior has been unremitting.

However, according to Business of Fashion, an inside source has revealed that Dior is set to appoint one half of Valentino’s creative director design team, Maria Grazia Chiuri, as its creative head. “I understand that it will be announced after the (July) couture show,” the source revealed.

The news, if true, would be a milestone moment for Christian Dior, since Chiuri would be the first female creative director in the company’s 70-year history, following the legacy of design dons including Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferre and John Galliano. Valentino would face a similar overhaul, as Chirui, alongside her design partner Pierpaolo Piccioli, has been pivotal in the Italian label’s success since being selected by Valentino himself upon is retirement in 2007.

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Words by Nico Amarca
Fashion Editor, North America
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