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Dior gets back to basics

The late Christian Dior's favourite device of black and white reigns supreme in the 2016-'17 shows

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MONOTONE MANIA: Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri is expected to leave Valentino to take over at the house of Dior.
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A creation by Swiss pair Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux for Dior.

Paris

WITH Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri expected to take the reins at Christian Dior within days, the French fashion house went back to its eminently wearable roots in its Paris haute couture show on Monday.

Swiss pair Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux, who have been holding