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06 October

Interview with Peter Philips

The Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup speaks about the fresh and light beauty look he developed for the ready-to-wear spring-summer 2017 show. 

06 October

Le maquillage du show

For the ready-to-wear spring-summer 2017 show, Peter Philips, the Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, devised a beauty look that was fresh and natural. 

This season, the models' natural beauty was highlighted, according to their skin tones and personalities. In order to do this, the complexion was fresh and bright, the result of the Diorskin Forever three-step routine followed by Flash Luminizer and Fix It correction. Lastly, to lend that ultimate freshness and glow, a subtle soft pink -- Diorskin Nude Air Colour Gradation Rising Pink -- was lightly swept across the cheekbones. Eyes had a gentle look, simply made up with a clear color and enhanced with a line of beige pencil inside the eye along with mascara. 

The mouth was also natural and discreet; the lips were gently exfoliated with Lips Sugar Scrub and subtly heightened with Lip Glow Pommade. Along the same lines, nails were coated in a soft shade of Diorlisse Abricot. To finish, hair was pulled back into a high little chignon to better show off the tight plaits braided into the back of the head.  

Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Primer
Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation
Flash Luminizer
Fix It
Diorskin Nude Air Colour Gradation n°002
Rising Pink

Backstage Lash Curler
Palette Colour Gradation
n°002 Coral
DiorShow Brow Styler n°001 et 002.

Lips Sugar Scrub
Dior Addict Lip Glow Pommade
n° 001.

Diorlisse Abricot

05 October
Savoir Faire


From pattern to final assembly, with embroidery along the way, discover the different steps that went into the expert making of the tarot-inspired dresses produced in the House's ateliers for the Dior ready-to-wear spring-summer 2017 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri.  

04 October


03 October


We decipher the inspirations behind the ready-to-wear spring-summer 2017 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior, mixing fencing references with the heritage of the House. 

A new kind of powerful woman opened Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first show for Dior: white jackets fastened with straps and cropped pants clasped beneath the knee evoking the outfits worn by female fencers, easily and sensually corresponding to the body’s movements. A unique approach to the subject of feminism, echoed in the messages printed on t-shirts. We should all be feminists”, reads one – a nod to the title of an essay by the writer Chimamanda Adichie, whose work tackles prejudices, notably dealing with the role of women in society.  

It's an approach that recalls Christian Dior’s own when, in 1947, he drew inspiration from menswear to create the now-emblematic Bar suit, and which Maria Grazia Chiuri revisits with a contemporary take: the white jacket, which accentuates the narrowness of the waist and volume of the hips, is worn over a white t-shirt, while the black skirt is reinvented in tulle to give a peek at the knitted lingerie beneath. Inspired by the House’s heritage, the Artistic Director was also intrigued by the founding couturier’s superstitious nature, his belief in signs and omens and his closeness to clairvoyants. His lucky charms such as the star, the heart and the four-leaf clover are sprinkled here and there, cosmic and horoscope elements are embroidered in silver on midnight blue tulle, while tarot symbols were reinterpreted in the colorful embroideries of the evening dresses that closed the show.  

02 October


02 October


Just like the clothes in the ready-to-wear spring-summer 2017 collection, the accessories melded inspirations drawn from the House's heritage.  

Defile PAP PE 17
Defile PAP PE 17
Defile PAP PE 17
Defile PAP PE 17
Defile PAP PE 17
Defile PAP PE 17

Morgan O'Donovan

"I want to respect the happiness found in chance," Christian Dior decided. Hugely superstitious, he had always believed in his lucky star and willingly placed his faith in signs of fate. Lily-of-the-valley, wood and four-leaf clover were a constant presence, but he also created his own talismans, such as the star and the number 8. This superstition was second nature to him, and the couturier believed in the divinatory arts of fortune-tellers. This season, the accessories are sprinkled with a host of covetable good-luck charms; earrings, necklaces and signet rings utilized the motifs of the star, the heart, the four-leaf clover and the signs of the zodiac. The couturier's surname has been revisited, and on the strap of a slingback, on the articulated drop of an earring, on a choker or the back of a sneaker one can read "j'adior" as an exclamation of joy and a sign of recognition. Saddlebags decorated with a bee are worn on a long strap on one side or simply carried in the hand for an easy, casual allure.  

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