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11th July
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DENTELLE SATIN RUBIS BRACELET SAVOIR-FAIRE

Discover the secrets of the Dentelle Satin Rubis bracelet, created for the Dior Dior Dior collection by Victoire de Castellane. 

Through assembling of multiple chaton settings - the claws that hold the precious stones – that, for this exceptional piece, the craftsman jeweler has developed an openwork pattern evoking the spirals found in lace. This creation was conceived to lap the curves of the wrist. As a result, it has more than a hundred distinct elements, some of which have been hidden to give the impression that its structure is composed of a single frame. Almost like couture, each of the gems seem to have been sewn into place, integrating harmoniously with the jewel’s volume. Requiring nine different setting techniques, the bracelet features rose-cut diamonds that, like sequins, shimmer and sparkle to the rhythm of the movements. It is an accomplishment, pushing the limits of the savoir-faire of excellence, that required no less than 1200 hours of work in the House’s ateliers.

11th July
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Dior Dior Dior

Victoire de Castellane, Artistic Director of Dior Joaillerie, unveils a new collection baptized Dior Dior Dior which pays homage to the House’s haute couture creations.

Cutting bits of lace, placing them on the hand and transforming them into colorful jewels was the original idea behind this collection. Adapting the weave and twisting intertwining and arabesques so that lace could unfurl freely as necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings. Swirls and spirals mingle, perfectly embracing the curves of a wrist or neck. 
 “I wanted to capture the sensation of ethereal lightness and the haute couture signature of lace which, like ribbons, silk and draping, is essential to the Dior lexicon,” explains Victoire de Castellane, who drew inspiration from the House’s heritage and the many kinds of lace present in Christian Dior’s archives. 

 

And so was born a virtuoso array of openwork necklaces, woven in yellow, rose and white gold. Crafting them required a level of excellence in savoir-faire that mirrors haute couture as closely as ever. It was a veritable technical feat for the best jewelry ateliers in Paris, which realized these creations by minutely working precious metals to the extreme, like silken threads of embroidery that illuminate center stones: emeralds, blue and pink sapphires, yellow diamonds and mandarin garnets seem to have been stitched directly onto honeycombs of golden chiffon, while diamonds appear sculpted like sequins, enhancing the couture effect. And, as always, there are unique ways of wearing them, one of Victoire de Castellane’s signatures that here proves particularly exhilarating: double rings bridge two fingers, a palm bracelet retraces lifelines, earrings are asymmetrical and sumptuous hand jewelry link bracelet and ring together with white gold lace sprinkled with flowers and pink spinels.  

10th July
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Meghan Markle in Dior

To honor the hundredth anniversary of the Royal Air Force, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex wore an haute couture dress designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri for the House, along with a Dior black leather clutch and shoes.  

09th July
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Interview with Peter Philips

Peter Philips, the Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, was inspired by the autumn-winter 2018-2019 haute couture collection color palette when developing the accompanying natural beauty look created using the new Dior Backstage line.

09th July
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Natural Beauty

For the House’s autumn-winter 2018-2019 haute couture show, Peter Philips, the Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, conceived a fresh and bright beauty look.  

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Entirely realized using products from the Dior Backstage range, the show makeup highlighted each model’s natural beauty. “I rethought all the essentials in my makeup kit for this line,” says Peter Philips. The fresh and bright complexion was conceived with Face and Body Foundation, available in forty different shades, with an airy texture that blends into the skin for a precision and invisible result. A few touches of Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette n°001 Universal were placed on the cheekbones to sculpt the face. Eyes are subtly highlighted with powdered shades of Dior Backstage Eyes Palette Cold Neutrals. And, lastly, lips were simply brought out with the pink nuance of Lip Palette n°001 Universal Neutrals. “Depending on the skin tone, I use the gloss pink, gloss beige or gloss blush palette to lend a discreet and transparent fullness,” he explains.

Complexion:
Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation
Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer
Flash Luminizer
Dior Backstage Glow Palette Universal n°001
Dior Backstage Contour Palette

Eyes:
Dior Backstage Eye Palette
Diorshow Brow Styler  
Dior Backstage Brow Palette

Lips:
Dior Backstage Lip Palette

08th July
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VIP Self-Care Secrets

08th July
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Backstage

 In the hours leading up to the show, several of the models also shared their care rituals with us.

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