Maria Grazia Chiuri is happy doing her part in bringing about positive change, but is realistic that she can't change the world.
The Dior designer drew some criticism after debuting the Le Mythe Dior film to accompany her recent couture collection, which featured a white cast.
Talking about the Black Lives Matter movement, Chiuri assured Grazia that she takes the issue of diversity very seriously.
"The strange thing is that I'm very sensitive to these issues, even before Covid," she said. "I'm very happy that we speak about these problems. But it is also evident that these problems have a long history. I can't believe that only with this pandemic situation we start now to wake up.
"And I think a lot of people who were scared to use their voice start to use their voice. That is good. Sometimes people attack me to say, 'You are a political designer'. Everybody is political. If you are human, you are political. Nobody is perfect, but we have to try to make something. I don't think I can change the world, but I can do a little part. If everybody thinks they can do a little part all together, probably we can create a better place to live."
The film followed the magical story of nymphs and goddesses in an enchanted wood, and the Italian designer stands by her casting for that particular film.
"For me, I think diversity is important but it depends on the situation and the reference," she mused. "If I do another film, I probably make another casting."
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