Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri: ‘I really believe fashion can be a force for good’

The Telegraph | Nov 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • If, at any point during the past four years, you’ve found yourself thinking that a superior denim jumpsuit might just be a new workwear solution, sighed over a swishy, calf-length skirt, lusted after a kitten heel with a sewing-tape slingback or caught yourself wondering about the genesis of those ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ T-shirts, then you’ve been MGC’d.
  • The 56-year-old Maria Grazia Chiuri, who is responsible for all these much-copied ideas, has, against the odds, transformed Christian Dior from an illustrious label that sold plenty of bags and perfumes, into a powerhouse of relevant ideas about clothes, subverting ideas around status dressing and smartness in the process.
  • And it was intensely dramatic, given that she herself was leaving Pierpaolo Piccioli, her ‘work husband’ of 25 years, in Rome, where they’d worked their way to the top of Fendi and Valentino.