As Christian Dior saw it, "every woman should have pink in her wardrobe". Thus, in winter as in summer, this color would occupy a choice place in its creations. From his first collection, presented on February 12, 1947 and dubbed the New Look, he sent out a “porcelain pink” and would go on to use pinks with such evocative qualifiers as "sigh", "French", "boreal", "twilight" and "pale cloud". With each new season, the couturier sought out "the dashes of color that will animate the streets tomorrow," and from his love of flowers drew the hues of peonies and roses. Thus, Rouge Dior lipstick, launched in 1953, quickly became available in pink versions. Then, in 1969, for the first full range of Dior makeup, Explosion de Couleurs, Serge Lutens would celebrate a bold fuchsia.
Seductive while remaining elegant, pink has never stopped inspiring the House’s creations. Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveils the color’s romantic side with ethereal ball gowns embellished with fabric flowers, or reinterprets its assertive character in the vibrant shades of the spring-summer 2018 ready-to-wear collection. And Christian Dior’s favorite hue has now inspired Peter Philips, the Creative and Image Director of makeup, for his Glow Addict collection. In this look in which he explores, in his own words, "the color of femininity in all his ambiguity", we find subtle and nude notes evoking the tulle loved by Maria Grazia Chiuri, along with pop tones which offer a more daring beauty statement.