Maria Grazia Chiuri is no stranger to the power of references. For spring/summer 2023, the designer looked to Italian-French Queen Catherine de Medici and explored the dichotomy between innocence and rebellion all of which seemed to emanate from the smallest of details. Chiuri’s stage for the evening was crafted by French artist Eva Jospin, who erected a temple-like golden cave which housed dancers in flesh-coloured suits. And when it came to the clothes—it was an eternal reckoning of identity: from the lightness of lace to the defiance of leather.
This season, the house hints at legendary singer Edith Piaf as well as the Left Bank-defining singer and actress Juliette Gréco. Those who have followed Chiuri’s trajectory with Dior over the years knows her commitment to iconic women from all walks of life, but given last season’s nod to artists, songstresses seem like the natural next step. How will this translate into the season’s creations? Stay tuned to find out.
Be amongst the first few to catch the Dior fall/winter 2023 show here on Tuesday, 28 September, 10PM (SGT).