Who needs a husband? Alex AIKIU c/o SHOTVIEW styled the energy-packed and dynamic DIOR special for HARPER’S BAZAAR US. The eight page sporty February editorial was photogragphed by Jean-Paul Goude. The spread and the interview grant insight into the world of DIOR Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri.
About - Maria Grazia Chiuri, born February 1964, is an Italian fashion designer. From 1999 to 2016, Chiuri worked for Valentino, her then best teammate was Pierpaolo Piccioli. She studied at IED, Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome. In July 2016, Chiuri was announced as the Creative Director at Dior. She is the first woman to lead the creative side in the label’s 69-year history, and the role is her first solo appointment after more than two decades of working with Pierpaolo Piccioli, who has been named Creative Director at Valentino. Chiuri took the spot left over when Raf Simons left the position in October. As Artistic Director of the storied Paris fashion house, Ms. Chiuri will follow in the footsteps of designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferre and John Galliano.