Following the fashion shows in Seville, Lecce, and Marrakech, the Dior Fall 2023 presentation took place in Mumbai, India, honoring the Chanakya School of Crafts and the Chanakya embroidery expertise.
Maria Grazia Chiuri has chosen Mumbai, India, to hold her Dior Fall 2023 show. The Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre, a multidisciplinary cultural environment with a museum dedicated to fashion that will soon feature Dior masterpieces, is set to open its doors in Mumbai. Honoring her professional and personal relationships with Karishma Swali, who manages the Chanakya School of Craft in Mumbai and the Chanakya embroidery workshops in India, this collection serves as a creative dialogue that preserves the exceptional and priceless skills that bind France and India.
Taking her cue from Marc Bohan’s Dior vintage designs created after he visited Delhi and Mumbai in April 1962, Maria Grazia Chiuri has selected a variety of hues and textiles that accentuate her shared inspirations with Karishma Swali. Apart from classic shapes that are now perfect blank canvases for the embroidered work to shine, a segment of the presentation is devoted to silks, namely the green, yellow, pink, and purple varieties. These silks pay homage to Marc Bohan with an array of elegant evening coats, straight skirts modeled after saris and traditional Indian shapes, pants, little boleros, jackets, and bras—an authentic fashion lineage delineated by many cultural and historical dress traditions.
In addition to Camille Cottin, Juliette Armanet, Charithra Chandran, Laetitia Casta, and other design house muses, Dior also invited prominent Indian actors, including Freida Pinto, Sonam Kapoor, and model Indrani Dasgupta.
- Dior’s Fall 2023 fashion show was held in Mumbai, India, at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre, showcasing a collection inspired by the Chanakya School of Crafts and embroidery expertise in collaboration with Karishma Swali.
- Maria Grazia Chiuri, the creative director of Dior, drew inspiration from vintage designs by Marc Bohan, incorporating a variety of hues and textiles, particularly green, yellow, pink, and purple silks, paying homage to Bohan’s visit to Delhi and Mumbai in 1962.
- The collection featured classic shapes as well as silk pieces, including evening coats, straight skirts inspired by saris, traditional Indian shapes, pants, boleros, jackets, and bras, highlighting a fusion of French and Indian fashion traditions.
- Dior’s presentation in Mumbai included a mix of international and Indian personalities, with design house muses like Camille Cottin and Laetitia Casta alongside prominent Indian actors Freida Pinto and Sonam Kapoor, emphasizing a cultural and collaborative dialogue.