Yves Saint Laurent at Dior | DIORMAG

13th October
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Behind the Shoot

Head behind the scenes at the photo shoot in the company of Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, as he makes Mathea Lucchini up with the newest Rouge Dior shades.

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Dena Peignier

13th October
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All About Rouge

A few weeks ago we unveiled the two new Rouge Dior revisited by Peter Philips: Double Rouge and Rouge Liquid. Today, the Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup features his creations in an exclusive series for the Dior Magazine, with the Mathea Lucchini, winner of the Vogue Model 2017 contest.

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The iconic Rouge Dior lipstick is reinvented in a new palette by Peter Philips. According to him, these colors “reflect the excitement and avant-garde daring of a fashion shoot”. In these different beauty looks on Mathea Lucchini,  the emblematic hues of the new  Double Rouge et Rouge Liquid correspond to the creations from Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri, composing a natural look or a more defined style.  

Mathea Lucchini reveals her beauty  through various facets. Winner of the contest organized by the magazine Vogue Paris in partnership with IMG Models and Dior, the young model was chosen from a thousand candidates by a prestigious jury that notably included Peter Phillips himself. “The transformation doesn’t worry me,”  she says. “I think that it’s a way to express the different facets of my personality and to discover others I don’t know yet.“

11th October
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Yves Saint Laurent at Dior

In the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, which opened its doors last month at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Monsieur Dior’s creations rub shoulders with those of his successors who, up to the present day, have perpetuated his vision for haute couture, makeup and perfume. This all began with Yves Saint Laurent, the young prodigy who took over the designing of the collections from 1958 to 1960. Portrait.

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Adrien Dirand

Shy and hidden behind his over-large glasses, Yves Saint Laurent learned everything from Monsieur Dior to whom he became assistant in 1955, at the age of only 18. This young aesthete, who won the first prize in the dress category of the International Wool Secretariat competition, learned the step-by-step process of how to go from the abstract nature of the sketch to the "reality of the woman", as he explained in an interview. That same year, the American magazine Harper's Bazaar featured one of his first designs for Dior, photographed by Richard Avedon. The image of the model Dovima, aloof in a black and white evening gown, surrounded by elephants, would become famous around the world; it’s given pride of place in one of the first rooms in the exhibition. In 1957, for the Fuseau line, the last presented by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent designed a fifth of the outfits. When Monsieur Dior suddenly died later that year Yves Saint Laurent was chosen to carry the torch. At 22, the "Little Prince of fashion", as the press nicknamed him, showed the 178 looks of his first collection, for spring-summer 1958, called Trapèze, in an pressured ambiance of overwhelming anticipation. In it he freed himself a little from the influence of Christian Dior and the New Look without disavowing the spirit of the House, and found his own aesthetic voice: clean lines, less focus on the waist, more defined shoulders as well as shorter dresses, in black, present throughout the exhibition. When faced with the Marilyn draped taffeta black dress with straps, the grand evening dress from 1959 with red skirt and white top decorated with a rose, or the floral-print cocktail dresses that sprinkle the itinerary, one thing becomes clear: the Yves Saint Laurent style signature is already in evidence, having blossomed in the ateliers of Avenue Montaigne. As the ultimate premonition, the young virtuoso’s last collection for Dior is called Silhouette de demain. One of his most subversive pieces is shown in the display devoted to the designer: Chicago, a mink-lined black crocodile jacket, inspired by Marlon Brando and the bad boys of the time in their black leather jackets, caused a scandal in 1960 and is today seen as an unquestionable classic.

09th October
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Honoring Art

For the fifth consecutive year, the house of Dior house is underwriting the Guggenheim International Gala, which is being held this year on November 15-16 in New York. The event is honoring the visionary artist Cai Guo-Qiang, former Guggenheim chairman Jennifer Blei Stockman, and UBS bank for its collaboration on the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, a program that offers direct access to contemporary art and education on a global scale. Finally, American pop group HAIM will perform in the museum’s rotunda, while dancer Daniil Simkin will perform an excerpt of his work Falls the Shadow, specially created for the Guggenheim Museum, with costumes designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri.

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Laura Jane Coulson

09th October
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The HarDior Sunglasses

The new wave inspiration of the Dior Homme winter 2017-2018 collection designed by Kris Van Assche is recaptured in the HarDior sunglasses, featured in this film by London-based director and photographer Dexter Navy. Reinterpreting the rectangular mask shape, they boast a fine metal frame with cut-out temples for a look that’s modern and pared down. Available in two sizes, this style comes with a mirror-effect lens offered in a choice of three electric hues: silver, orange and green. 

06th October
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Natalie Portman at La Colle Noire 

Discover Natalie Portman photographed by David Bellemere at the Château de la Colle Noire, Christian Dior’s former home in the south of France, just a few kilometers from Grasse, the cradle of French perfumery. In these images published in the magazine Madame Figaro, the actress and muse wears Dior outfits designed by Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri, with a radiant beauty look conceived by Peter Philips, the Creative and Image Director of the House’s makeup. 

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05th October
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Miranda Kerr’s Dress in the Exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

Among the Dior creations on display in the exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture can be  found the dress and veil  worn by the model Miranda Kerr, originally from Sydney, for her wedding this past May. Exclusively designed and made, with them the House continues to write its story with Australia.  

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