The New Dior Puts Feminism Front & Centre

Maria Grazia Chiuri has totally transformed Dior

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On Wednesday afternoon, on a spare grey and wood set erected in the sculpture garden of the Musée Rodin, Maria Grazia Chiuri presented her first collection as the artistic director of Dior. It's notable not only because she's a new designer at one of the most storied French houses (following critical darling Raf Simons), but also because she is the first woman to fill this role in Dior's 70 year history.

Chiuri, who left her post as co-creative director of Valentino to come to Dior, has a "boldly feminist outlook" — at least that's what the program notes proclaim. "Feminist is a recurring word for her." So what does that look like? Find out in the gallery above.

This story was first published on ELLE.com

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