Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture Show

Online on January 23rd at 3.00 p.m. (GMT+1)

For Maria Grazia Chiuri, each haute couture défilé is an opportunity to explore the complex thought processes connected to a garment constructed for a body. The couture garment is a body-garment. A body-home. A body-manifesto.

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Looks

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FROM THE BACKSTAGE TO THE STAGE

A tribute to Joséphine Baker and the highly creative Paris of the 1920s, the looks of the Dior spring-summer 2023 haute couture show oscillate between tailoring with a masculine edge and scintillating evening wear. The silhouette is slimmed down, with straight, irresistibly architectural lines in a plural geometry

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CABARET SPIRIT

Gracefully completing the silhouettes, accessories celebrate the spirit of 1920s cabarets. An ode to the art of detail dear to the House, wedge-heeled shoes are dressed in delicately embroidered silk velvet, an expression of the virtuoso savoir-faire of the Dior Ateliers. The jewelry, irresistibly delicate and refined, is adorned with beads and diamante, reflecting the bold style of the era. A poetic reinvention, a look pared down to striking essentials. 

ART OF THE DETAIL

Inhabited by absolute elegance, the silhouettes of the Dior spring summer 2023 haute couture line come to life thanks to multiple, virtuoso savoir-faire. More essential than ever, the beauty of artisanal gestures is revealed through majestic pleats, delicate embroidery and entrancing, shimmering fabrics. 

Noir est beau (Dorothy Dandridge)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Dorothy Dandridge
Evening Standard/Hulton Archives/Getty Image (photo 1)
Bettman/Getty Image (photo 2)

Noir est beau (Eartha Kitt)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Eartha Kitt
Kenn Duncan/© The New York Public Library/Art Resource, NY (photo 1)
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images (photo 2)

Noir est beau (Josephine Premice)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Josephine Premice
Bettman/Getty Image (photo)

Noir est beau (Nina Simone)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Nina Simone
Hulton Archive/Getty Image (photo 1)
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Image (photo 2)

Noir est beau (Diahann Carroll)

Mickalene Thomas
Chanakya (broderies)
Diahann Carroll
Peter Basch, Bash LLC (photo 2)

Noir est beau (Hazel Scott)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Hazel Scott
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Image (photo 1)
Johnson Publishing Company Archive. Courtesy J. Paul Getty Trust and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Made possible by the Ford Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Smithsonian Institution (photo 2)

Noir est beau (Diahann Carroll)

Mickalene Thomas
Chanakya (broderies)
Diahann Carroll
Peter Basch, Bash LLC (photo 2)

Noir est beau (Hazel Scott)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Hazel Scott
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Image (photo 1)
Johnson Publishing Company Archive. Courtesy J. Paul Getty Trust and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Made possible by the Ford Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Smithsonian Institution (photo 2)

Noir est beau (Donyale Luna)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Donyale Luna
Estate Charlotte March/Falckenberg Collection (photo 1)

Noir est beau (Marpessa Dawn)

Michalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Marpessa Dawn
Dispat Films/Tupan Filmes/Photo12
Courtesy of Tigon Film Distributors Limited

Noir est beau (Helen Williams)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Helen Williams

Noir est beau (Lena Horne)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Lena Horne
Corbis/Getty Image (photo)

Noir est beau (Naomi Sims)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Naomi Sims
Photo by Dustin Pittman (photo 2)

Noir est beau (Ophelia DeVore)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Ophelia Devore

Noir est beau (Joséphine Baker 1)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Joséphine Baker
Hulton Archive/Getty Image (photo)

Noir est beau (Joséphine Baker 2)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Joséphine Baker
Hulton Archive/Getty Image (photo)

Noir est beau (Joséphine Baker 3)

Mickalene Thomas (œuvre)
Chanakya (broderies)
Joséphine Baker
Gamma-Keystone/Getty Image