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23 Jan

Dior’s Runway Masks—And The Breathtaking Makeup Beneath Them—Are a Couture Dream

This morning in Paris, a dreamlike veil fell over the Musée Rodin as the models at the Christian Dior couture show show proceeded down the gleaming checkerboard runway, sculptural disembodied ears and torsos hovering above them. But Maria Grazia Chiuri’s graphic collection of gauzy blouses, structured silhouettes, and multi-textured fabrics—lattices, florets, and plumage among them—was only one of the optical illusions that captured the attention of front row guests: Like a modern interpretation of Truman Capote’s storied Black and White Ball brought to life, a handful of models wore delicate surrealist masks created by British milliner Stephen Jones. At first glance, the decorative fabric pieces seemed more like a digital overlay than a physical adornment, a Black Mirror-esque detail that gave the whimsically regal...
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11 Dec

Dior Celebrates Its Mystical Past And Present With Tarot-Themed Pop-Up Stores


No one knows what the future holds, but that hasn’t stopped us from trying to find out. From astrology to palm reading to fortune telling, we’re fascinated by the mystic arts that give us clarity about where we came from, and perhaps hint at where we’re going.
The fashion industry has been all about it, and the house of Christian Dior is particularly steeped in the history of the occult. Monsieur Dior himself was deeply interested in astrology—a theme current Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri has explored by incorporating mystical symbolism into her designs.

Her recent Resort '18 collection was inspired by Motherpeace Tarot, a deck designed by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble in the 1970s. “The Tarots of...
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2 Nov

Logomania, The 1990s Trend That’s Returned With A Vengeance

Ribbed wool dress, metal and cardboard chain belt, and necklace by Moschino. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press

As demonstrated by the A/W17 collections, branding is back to assert its place in our wardrobes

The logomania trend, whilst rooted in the excess of the 1980s, truly came into its own during the following decade, as a sartorial response to the US economic boom of the 1990s. Whilst branding initially found its place in fashion as a mechanism to denote prosperity and status, it soon became an aesthetic trope in itself, with Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior logos emblazoned on It bags, splashed across sweaters and seductively printed on underwear. Post-recession, the desire to wear labels in such a blatant manner waned, and a quiet minimalism began to dominate the runways. This season, however, the logo returned with a vengeance...
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25 Oct

Cara Delevingne, 25, Is The Face Of A Dior Anti-Aging Campaign


The Dior Capture Youth line fights the first signs of aging.

Though some people want to ban the term anti-aging, we say: to each their own! Some of us want to age naturally, and some of us want to have lineless baby skin until the age of 105. Dior is making a move to satisfy the latter of us with a new line of anti-aging serums, called Capture Youth, targeted toward millennials and thirtysomethings. Because it's never too early to start fighting off free radical damage.

The house of Dior is delighted to announce that @caradelevingne, revolutionary top model, committed woman and rising actress, is now the face of the skincare line "Capture". #diorforyouth Dior Official(@dior)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 10월 24 오전...
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27 Sep

Dior Brings Back Spider Lashes


Dior's invitation may have read, "Why are there no great female artists?" but any woman who's successfully used a contouring brush knows that's a lie. Today's runway beauty looks gave us another opportunity for epic artistry, thanks to some serious spider lashes inspired by '60s beat babes.

Today's makeup look @dior 's SS18 show was all about the lashes. Sixties inspired 🕷SPIDER 🕷lashes. First I applied Diorshow Lash Maximizer, followed by a few coats of Diorshow Pump and Volume Mascara. A natural looking skin with our new Forever Undercover foundation and a hint of lipglow! @diormakeup Thankyou to my team for a great job! #backstage #mascara #lashes🕷
@peterphilipsmakeup님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 9월 26 오전 7:59 PDT

Makeup artist Peter Philips made the look...
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31 Aug

Fashion Ad Campaigns Were ‘Markedly’ More Diverse This Year


But there's still plenty of room for improvement.

The Fashion Spot's seasonal rundown of runway diversity in fashion ad campaigns for autumn/winter came with some hopeful news — but also showed us there's still a long way to go before everyone can feel truly represented.
Let's start with the good news. Fall ad campaigns were markedly more diverse than previous seasons and, for the first time ever, the number of nonwhite models cast exceeded 30 percent.

Saint Laurent, Coach 1941, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gap, Helmut Lang and Nordstrom were among the most racially diverse campaigns.

Bold stripes will adorn your silhouette in the new Fall Winter 2017-18 collection! #DGWomen #realpeople #lamoreèbellezza Photo by @morellibrothers @lucamariamorelli @alessandromariamorelli Dolce & Gabbana(@dolcegabbana)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 8월...
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31 Aug

Jennifer Lawrence Talking About Lingerie Is So Relatable


J. Law and Dior want to know what you'd do for love.

What would you do for love? Dior posed this question to their brand ambassador Jennifer Lawrence for a new social campaign called Dior Love Chain, and naturally, the actress's answer is perfectly relatable. Watch below to see what she has to say about love and wearing lingerie.

And you, what would you do for love? Our muse Jennifer Lawrence begins the #diorlovechain coming very soon! #jenniferlawrence @diorparfums #diorparfums
Dior Official(@dior)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 8월 23 오후 2:00 PDT

Lawrence is one of several major celebrities, influencers, artists, and Dior faces in the video, alongside the likes of Rihanna and Charlize Theron. When asked what she would do for love, Lawrence hilariously replies that...
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24 Jul

Why It Matters That Melania Wore Dior in Paris Last Week

Brigitte Macron and Melania Trump. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images
To an American in Paris, Bastille Day feels joyously familiar — a holiday so like our own Fourth of July, commemorating an 18th-century revolution with summer picnics, parades, and fireworks at twilight. To take part in this celebration with the French is to feel our countries’ centuries-old friendship, our shared commitment to democratic values, our mutual casting off of despotism, our common modernity. Not this time, however. The Trumps’ Bastille Day visit distinctly dimmed that warm recognition of shared values. And as it so often does, fashion can help us understand politics. For her visit to France, Melania Trump wore a striking red Christian Diorsuit, with a big skirt and tightly buttoned waist. It was lovely, and also telling. Dior (along with the...
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18 Jul

Explaining Fashion’s New Obsession With All Things Mystical

Walk into any given photo shoot these days, and you might hear a model over in one corner comparing her horoscope traits with her boyfriend's. In another corner, there's a stylist showing off pics of her Pinterest-worthy apartment filled with succulents and crystals. Nearby, a fashion editor is raving over the Moon Dust she finally splurged on at the Goop convention. And finally, there's a fashion assistant sorting rows of Prada's talisman necklaces, while another steams an elaborate Alexander McQueen gown that conjures up visions of medieval pagan goddesses. A new interest in New Age practices is infusing the cultural zeitgeist. Astrology, tarot, spiritual healing, sound baths, ancient meditations, and all things "witchy" have become increasingly mainstream. We've got It Girls like Bella...
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6 Jul

Dior Opens The Largest Fashion Exhibition Ever To Be Held In Paris

In honor of Dior's 70th anniversary, the house is opening the largest fashion exhibition ever to be held in Paris. We have a first look at "Couturier Du Rêve" here, but the official opening at Musée des Arts Décoratifs will be tomorrow July 5th through the next six months. The exhibit highlights each of Dior's creative periods with pieces from each storied creative director, including Christian Dior, Yves Siant Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri. Coming from Dior Heritage and contributions from major museums, there will be more than 300 couture gowns shown, spanning from 1947-2017, that fall under 23 different themes. Also on display are a wide range of Atelier Toiles,...
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