Dior kicked off Haute Couture week in Paris yesterday with the utmost splash of French ladylike poise we’ve come to expect from the Maison. Held at the Rodin Museum, the room was covered with large-than-life drawings that foreshadowed the collection and surprise guest Rihanna turned heads and stopped traffic for blocks.
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s polished khaki-clad models began to emerge as Jerskin Fendrix’s unmistakable soundtrack from ‘Poor Things’ boomed before fading into grey, then black, then rich deep red, and even welcomed pops of yellow with expected textures like features, beading and brocade ornamenting the silhouettes. The collection had a slightly vintage edge steeped in innocence, with hair slicked back and parted in the middle into a braided bun accented with narrow black ribbons that unravelled ever so to provide an unpretentious appeal.
For Dior Makeup this season, Peter Philips created a bright, natural look that accentuated the eyes with a dark, smoky liner. His team achieved the look through a two-step process: first using Diorshow On Stage Crayon 099 in Black, followed by a light brown shade from the Diorshow 5 Couleurs 539 Grand Bal palette on the upper lash line, applying it to the centre of the eyelid and finished with a structured eyebrow achieved with the Diorshow On Set Brow and Diorshow Brow Styler.
For the model’s complexion, Philips prepped the skin with the Dior Capture Totale routine, including Capture Totale Le Sérum and Capture Totale Hyalushot, before applying Dior Forever Glow Veil and Dior Forever Skin Glow foundation for a uniform skin tone. Natural, plump and hydrated lips were achieved with Rouge Dior Balm 000 Diornatural in Satin, while the nails were given a Barbie vibe in Dior Vernis 108 Muguet.
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