Christian Dior Spring-Summer 2017 was Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut runway collection for the house of Dior. She arrived just months ago, the first woman ever to take charge as creative director
following the departure of Raf Simons last October.
In her debut collection, Chiuri announced her arrival boldly and even aggressively, not in the look of the clothes, but in her fresh take on daytime dressing. Something that in the past, has not been well received at Dior, even under the modernist watch of Raf Simmons.
“I want to introduce into the house of Dior a natural attitude, to dress women to feel comfortable, to feel their beauty,” Chiuri said during a preview. “Women want to use the dress to express themselves. In the past, fashion was more imposition — to impose a look. Now, we suggest our style and our idea, and [women translate] the pieces in different ways.”