Although nothing has confirmed officially from Dior, Reuters reported that Dior, the mother fashion house of LVMH, will be appointing Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as the new creative director after Raf Simons left last October.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, currently the creative director of Valentino, would be the first female creative director in the 70 years history of Christian Dior. After the most celebrated designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano, Maria Grazia Chiuri will join the two powerhouses (Valentino and Christian Dior) together.
Sources has mentioned to WWD and other few major publications that official announcement will be made after the couture show in July.
Maria Grazia Chiuri will be joining Dior at its difficult times since sales has dropped the past few years. However, Maria Grazia Chiuri is definitely used to the pressure. Partnered with Pierpaolo Piccioli since 2008 (although they've been working together since 1989 at Fendi), the duo started working for Mr. Valentino as accessories designers working their way up and tripled Valentino's profits. Personally I am confidant that Maria Grazia Chiuri could bring similar result to the house of Dior.