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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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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    Daniel Jackson

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    Daniel Jackson

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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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.

11th October
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The Armide Dress

This episode of our web series turns the spotlight on the dress Armide, designed by Yves Saint Laurent for Dior in 1959. This creation covered in Swarovski crystals can be found in the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.

10th October
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Masks by Stephen Jones

In this new episode in our series from behind the scenes of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, the British milliner Stephen Jones speaks to us about the Swarovski crystal-sprinkled masks he created specially for the looks presented in the grand nave of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

10th October
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Projections

On the occasion of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, the soaring nave of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs was transformed through the use of animated projections, into a Hall of Mirrors with continually changing motifs, in order to showcase the spectacular ball gowns created by  Christian Dior and his successors.

10th October
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Installation: The Nave

The exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dream comes to a breathtaking conclusion with an installation featuring the most spectacular evening dresses in the House’s history along with the various creations to have appeared in the campaigns for the perfume J’adore. Displayed in the soaring nave of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, they showcase Christian Dior’s passion for glamorous balls and the pomp and splendor of Versailles.

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