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18th July

VIPs at the Miss Dior Soirée in Shanghai

The actress and muse Natalie Portman and the House’s  perfumer-creator François Demachy were joined yesterday evening by a host of names including Wang Luodan, Huo Siyan, Du Jiang and He Sui for the Miss Dior soirée which took place in Shanghai.

  • Natalie Portman , François Demachy

  • Wang Luodan

  • Huo Siyan , Du Jiang

  • He SUi

  • Song Zuer

  • Li Danni

  • Li Xiaofeng

  • Natasha

  • Elle Lee

  • Long Zijia

  • Yu Yu

17th July

Eastward Bound

This week, join us in Asia, as we follow actress and House muse Natalie Portman, perfumer-creator François Demachy and Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup. First stop, this evening: Shanghai, for an event devoted to Miss Dior. Then we’re off to Tokyo on Wednesday evening for a Miss Dior and Rouge Dior soirée. It’s the chance to get a first peek at our new launches and the campaigns created around these two House icons, with everything set to be unveiled in September. 

16th July
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Dior Grand Bal Plume: Malachite 

The Dior Grand Bal collection witnesses the arrival of a new model pairing featherworking savoir-faire, an haute couture stalwart, with horological technique. Its automatic movement, exclusive to the house of Dior, reproduces the swirling of a ball gown, and comes in two versions. The first features a malachite dial, highlighted by yellow gold and tsavorites, with an alligator bracelet in bright green.  

16th July
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Dior Grand Bal Plume: Aventurine Version 

The feathers of the new model in the Dior Grand Bal collection appear to twist and twirl against a star-speckled sky in this version boasting an aventurine dial, combined with gold and pink sapphires, and set off by a bright blue alligator strap.

14th July

Peter Philips on Color

In the “Colorama” room of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, the hues of the dresses and accessories form a dialogue with the House’s mastery of color in makeup.  We turn the spotlight on the man who’s reinventing it season after season, Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup since 2014.


Sophie Carre

"I tell stories through my pallets and my collection. From the day I started working with makeup up until today, I have archived all the colors and put them in small plastic jars. I also collect bits of fabric and objects whose color and brilliance inspire me," says Peter Philips. Entering the world of makeup following his studies in graphic design and fashion, the Creative and Image Director of Makeup for the House shares with Christian Dior a passion for color. He celebrates it in his creations, offering the women of today beauty in the colors of Dior fashion. First of all comes red, a color so emblematic of the House. Peter Philips uses it to enhance a smile or to brighten the look with a dash of daring, as in this beauty look photographed by Richard Burbridge in 2015 and shown in the exhibition. There’s also Rouge Dior's bold palette, in which the shades of red, pink and Nude are joined by a gray, a midnight blue, a luminous yellow or an electric green - a tint that is found on the lips of the model Lindsey Wixson in a graphic shot dating from 2016. With black, Peter Philips celebrates the return of eyeliner and the defiantly modern and sexy woman; a woman who has fun with her make-up, decorating her eyes with a little star, as in this photograph from 2003. Yellow has something modern, solid and graphic; a powdery pink is always pretty and there is always room at Dior for a pink that pushes the boat. Lastly, gray is contemporary and elegant, it is the shade of the rising generation. Peter Philips loves color and employs his talent to continuously  things better and differently from what already exists by coming up with new challenges for the House, while retaining the elegant and sophisticated signature of the Dior woman. A Dior woman whom he reinvents season after season, in close collaboration with Maria Grazia Chiuri, behind the scenes at the fashion shows. For the Artistic Director’s first haute couture show, small stars lit up the eyes of the models in their ball gowns. And for the intrepid explorers of the show on July 3rd, the Creative and Image Director of Makeup conceived a nude beauty look: "It is almost more complicated to make the look natural than to do very avant-garde,” he explains. “Giving an impression of perfect skin is actually very technical."

10th July

Savoir-faire: Tarots de Visconti di Modrone

 It was Maria Grazia Chiuri’s personal tarot card deck, with its 15th-century designs, that was the inspiration for look N°51 in the haute couture autumn-winter 2017-2018 show. Discover the secrets of the realization of the satin-trimmed embroideries in the Vermont ateliers.

10th July

Savoir-faire: the Royaume d’Amour Jacket

Follow us as we visit the Vermont embroidery ateliers, to see the work being done on the jacket Royaume d’Amour. This complicated creation called for a maximum of expertise and patience from the petites mains, as they translated the design from the house of Dior onto fabric using colored threads. Its poetic motif, inspired by Madeleine de Scudéry’s “carte de Tendre”, represents the different stages of love in a relationship.

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