Drama. Dance. Art. Those were the words that lingered after watching Dior’s Cruise 2023 runway in Seville, Spain unfold.
Held before the grand Plaza de España, a group of dancers clad in red dresses began moving together as the show began while an orchestra sounding traditional Spanish music reverberated through the crowd. It was clear where Dior’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri was going with this.
For this collection, Chiuri looked to the rich history of Seville, specifically finding inspiration from plastic artist Maria Angeles Vila Tortosa, who described Chiuri’s vision as a “powerful cocktail” of art, music, fashion and history.
As soon as the guests began arriving this visual was clear. A large fountain, a grand facade and a bold red shade sneaked its way into the decor—then came the designs.
Billowing long dresses with unique prints, layered skirts and structured shoulders stormed down the Palaza steps.
There was a mix of textures, from smooth suede to dramatic black lace—there was also a take on the quilted puffer. Unsurprisingly it was all class.
Chiuri also dipped into sheer textures—in particular, a draped sheer plum dress fastened with a thick black belt, fishnet stockings visible beneath.
Some models wore large flat brimmed black hats, a subtle ode to the Cordovan hat. Riding boots were also all the rage—it could have been a scene from 2022, or 1922. The drama was visible in every corner.
Keep scrolling for a selection of our favourite looks from Dior Cruise 2023.