Mickalene Thomas MFA ’02 Designed 2023 Paris Fashion Week Stage for Dior

Mickalene Thomas MFA ’02 created the backdrop stage design for Dior’s 2023 Paris Fashion Week show.

ArtNews’ Angelica Villa writes, “Mounted on the walls surrounding the museum’s runway floor were collaged black and white images of 13 Black female performers, Josephine Baker, Diahann Carroll, Marpessa Dawn, Lena Horne, and Nina Simone being among them. Their images, which were overlaid with pink and yellow forms, featured embroidered details produced by the Mumbai-based artisan group Chanakya ateliers and the Chanakya School of Craft.”

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Photo credit: Dior Spring/Summer 2023 Haute Couture show, Getty Images.