For Dior Cruise 2023, Maria Grazia Chiuri dived deep into researching the history, traditions, crafts, and female heroes of Seville. The 110-look collection paid tribute to flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya, a rule-breaker who represented the essence of flamenco. “An artist with singular, revolutionary movements, she was the first dancer in her field to dress in men’s clothing, combining power and fragility through her art. Expressing the soul of Spain, she continues to embody a conscious and plural femininity,” explains the house.
Models walked against the backdrop of the Plaza de Espana—complete with flamenco dancers onstage—in garments that evoked a sense of place and echoed the collaborative efforts inspired by this region of Southern Spain. Scroll through to see structured and voluminous silhouettes, embroidery, lace, velvet as well as ruffled elements in the form of tailored suits, heavy skirts and off-the-shoulder pieces on the catwalk.