When preparing for a couture show, there are countless paths to choose from at the fashion front. exaggerated? Better echo the overall atmosphere of the show. low key? Let the striking silhouette do the talking. Or – even better – a balance of the two? For the Dior spring2023 couture show, Yara Shahidi played on the inspiration for the collection, her woven tulle minidress and signature curls evoking the contemporary chic of Dior muse Josephine Baker lady.
“The first step I always do before I start doing my hair and makeup is a self-care checkup,” says Shahidi, who works with stylist Jason Bolden, hairstylist SherriAnn Cole and Makeup artist Emily Cheng joins her pre-screening. The event is gorgeous. “When I feel good, I like the way I look!” To accentuate the actor’s textured dress, Cole styled Shahidi’s thick curls so that the crown flows as lightly as the edge of fabric. The look is centered around soft neutrals, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl for lift and drama, and lips are carefully coordinated. Cheng also used the dress as a guide, echoing the color palette while emphasizing Shahidi’s natural bone structure. Brushed brows, neutral eyeshadow, and bronzer ensure the moment is completely warmed up, and Cheng’s addition of Dior Rouge Blush in Charnelle provides a balanced, youthful swirl of pink.
“The extraordinary makeup artist Emily Cheng chose a color that complemented my dress,” says Shahidi, who jazzed up the look with her own luminous skin and ready smile. All in all, Shahidi’s beauty embodies the spirit of the series and the actor himself: vibrant and effortlessly charming.