Amelie Zilber

So many celebrities have touched down in Paris for the Spring/Summer 2023 Haute Couture shows, and fans have been treated to a lot of must-see style moments from the likes of Kylie Jenner, Doja Cat, Apple Martin, Anya Taylor-Joy and many, many more. But what really goes into making a front-row look come to life? We asked actress, activist, model and digital star Amelie Zilber who is taking GRAZIA USA behind-the-scenes as she gets ready for the Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2023 show.

The 20-year-old is an ambassador for the brand and regularly makes the rounds during Paris, Milan and New York Fashion Weeks, but no matter how many times she sits front row, the “pinch-me” effect never wears off.

“There’s never a moment where I don’t get that feeling,” Zilber tells GRAZIA USA. “In the short span of a 10-minute show I’m transported to an idyllic world, one in which art and fashion are the cultural conversations driving the story. Specifically with Dior, there’s a vivid, almost tangible intensity as audience members sit and await the distillation of designer Maria Grazia Chiuri’s extraordinary vision.”

She was in great company at the Dior Haute Couture show, which included Taylor-Joy, Jisoo, Elizabeth Debicki, Rachel Zegler and Zilber’s grown-ish co-star, Yara Shahidi, to name just a few of the A-list guests.

For the occasion, Zilber chose a quilted Dior coat dress with knee-high boots and a mini top-handle bag by the brand. She also has become a pro at making sure she’s never without her must-have’s during Fashion Week and says she has a few essentials: “I was generously gifted a Dior wallet, which rarely ever leaves my sight. Next is a Dior Beauty Lip Glow balm in shade 35. I refuse to wear any other color and make sure I have the product close by for touch-ups. Finally, my digital camera, as she and I have become attached at the hip.”

For more on how Zilber prepped for the Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2023 show, she’s taking us inside her day with Dior.

Getting Glam

Amelie Zilber

“It’s the big day!! Today is all about Dior Haute Couture, and I couldn’t be more excited. First and foremost, I need to get ready!”

Pucker Up

Amelie Zilber

“My coveted new Dior Addict Lip Maximizers. I’ve already tried on three and couldn’t be more obsessed.”

It’s All in the Details

Amelie Zilber

“Options, options! What is right when you can’t go wrong?!”

Snack Time

Amelie Zilber

“Food for thought to keep me energized and satiated.”

The Final Look

Amelie Zilber

“Who doesn’t love a good liminal space.”

Vite vite!

Amelie Zilber

“On y va! Off to the show we go… don’t be fooled by my nonchalance, I was hyperventilating a minute before this.”

Eye-Catching Art

Amelie Zilber

“Beautiful work lining the walls and inviting us to reflect on the union of art, culture and fashion.”

I Spy

Amelie Zilber

“My favorite look of the show was a beautiful sequined dress I could only dream of wearing.”

Strike a Pose

Amelie Zilber

“I was so impressed by the collection, not even the cold could faze me.”

That’s a Wrap

Amelie Zilber

“I lied. I’m freezing. But a huge congratulations to Maria Grazia Chiuri as this newest collection was my favorite to-date. I genuinely feel such a strong sense of gratitude to be one of the few attendees at the show, and even more so to be a part of the Dior family.”