>> Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri admit that designing for Valentino in tandem "isn't easy," but they do agree on the general goal for the brand: "I have to say, with this collection, the idea from the very beginning was not to do 'editorial' things just for the sake of it....

>> Like at Lanvin, glamorous daywear was the hot topic du jour for Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli at Valentino . Described as "techno couture," the designers created ruffled and embellished dresses — made with stretch wool for daytime comfort — along with spunkier leather and lace...

Maria Grazia Chiuri Exits Valentino Valentino has confirmed that Maria Grazia Chiuri is stepping down after 17 years with the Italian fashion house, and eight in her current role as co-creative director. Pierpaolo Piccioli will remain as the brand's sole creative director. Chiuri is widely...

Having worked as an accessories designer at Valentino for over a decade, and then taking the helm as co-creative director in 2008, Maria Grazia Chiuri is now moving onto storied Parisian fashion house Dior. The announcement broke last week during Paris Couture Week and I can't be more thrilled...

When I heard that Valentino's Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli were coming to Dallas to visit the Northpark boutique for Fashion's Night Out, I knew this was one occasion I couldn't miss. Pier Paolo Piccioli, Christen Wilson, Maria Grazia Chiuri With only...

Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri take a bow after the Valentino couture show on Wednesday. Somehow, it feels quite sad. Chiuri worked with Piccioli for 25 years, first at Fendi then behind the scenes at Valentino. In 2008, they were named creative directors in 2008 and brought the...

PARIS, France — Christian Dior is set to announce after its couture show in early July that Maria Grazia Chiuri is joining the French fashion house from Italy's Valentino, two people familiar with the matter said. "I understand that it will be announced after the (July) couture show," one of...

A leadership change at one of the world's preeminent accessories houses always brings with it plenty of expectations and intrigue, and now that Maria Grazia Chiuri's first set of handbags for French powerhouse Dior are in stores, we can get a full sense for the tone she's trying to set at the...

At Dior, the switch from popular creative director Raf Simons to Maria Grazia Chiuri, the (also quite popular) co-creative director at Valentino, was a stark one. No one expected Raf to split after three critically acclaimed years, and because of that, there was no wind down in consumer...

And everyone from high-street retailers such as Topshop and French Connection to high end designers like Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney are meeting consumer demand for animal-free fashion. Animal welfare organisation PETAis recognising the best cruelty-free contributions to the...

 

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