After Raf Simons' unexpected exit last October, his post in the house of Dior had remained irreplaceably vacant, with collections undertaken by the brand's studio team to keep the seat warm — until Maria Grazia Chiuri took the reins, that is. Earlier this July, the former one-half of the force behind Valentino was officially announced as Dior's new artistic director. Leaving her 26-year-old partnership with Pierpaolo Piccioli, Chiuri beckons the start of an era in Dior as the first female creative director in the French atelier known for its inherent feminine codes.

"Maria Grazia Chiuri's talent is enormous and internationally acclaimed," affirms Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH. "She will bring her elegant and modern vision of the Dior woman, seamlessly attuned to the heritage and the codes defined by Monsieur Dior." With acclaimed designers — the likes of Raf Simons, John Galliano and even Yves Saint Laurent — to match, Chiuri is sure to utilise her woman's point of view to her full advantage. Besides, where Simons is cool and modern, Chiuri is warmly romantic. Dior is bound to enter exciting, new territories. Be a part of it today as you tune in here at 8:30pm to witness Chiuri's spring/summer 2017 debut, live from Paris.