Maria Grazia Chiuri relied on timeless elegance for her Christian Dior Couture Fall 2018 lineup. It is a year of a royal engagement, royal wedding, and multiple tours where the new Duchess captivated the world with her ultra-feminine style. Ladies around the world are definitely rethinking modest elegant dressing and the new Christian Dior collection might be the right place to search for building a Duchess-like wardrobe.
Maria Grazia Chiuri offered plenty of conservative choices for duchessing around. From classic black dresses to an endless spectrum of nude choices, her couture designs are a feast for the eyes. In a time when the beauty industry is teaching the world a lesson that nude is not one color, Chiuri is doing the exact same thing through her designs. From pale nude dresses to deeper taupe and brown numbers, there are multiple options in the Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture collection.
The entire lineup feels much more intimate and timeless than her regular sheer offerings with exposed logo underwear and feminist slogans. “Couture is about something hidden, ” Chiuri explained to Vogue. “We have this big opportunity to work with different definition of time. Craftsmanship is long, it is a dream for the future,” the designer added. The couture collections reflect the intimate relationship between the designer and the client. Although we love seeing those naked Dior ensembles in the spotlight, Maria Grazia Chiuri is making sure that her designs are suitable for off-the-red-carpet events too.
However, if you are a fan of the naked fashion and want to have your own free-the-nipple moment, the Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture collection sure has a lot to offer. For a Bella-Hadid-meets-Dior look, there is an array of completely sheer dresses mostly done in nude color. It’s important to note that Chiuri still kept the silhouettes very elegant and feminine. There is no need to sacrifice on the couture aesthetic while flaunting whole a lot of skin. After all is sort of an artistry to show off your nipples in an elegant way, but Chiuri is well-aware that her Dior gals can pull it off.
The Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture involves a lot of luxe and class and is meant for women who aren’t obsessed with the latest trends. As with every couture collection, it’s not only about how it looks, but how it feels and makes one feel. This time Chiuri stepped away from her recognizable loud feminist aesthetic and relied on classic silhouettes instead. Without a doubt, she is capable of doing everything with excellence!
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Brands are making it a habit to introduce new makeup launches on runways. Aside from the iconic Pat McGrath who regularly does that, now Dior also teased something new. For their Cruise 2019 show in Chantilly, the brand’s makeup artists used only products from the Backstage collection. This is a debut more affordable makeup line for the luxury label and we’re here to bring you all the details. Dior’s artists gave the foundation, eyeshadow palettes, makeup brushes, lip products, brow palettes a test run and every product passed with flying colors.
The Fenty effect is taking over the beauty world. Now all makeup labels are trying to expand their color range and offer more for ladies with all skin tones. The Dior Backstage collection will start off with the Face and Body Foundation available in impressive 40 shades. Peter Philips, the creative and image director of Dior makeup had a strong say in the creation of the line. For the foundation, he wanted to include 6 different undertones and a waterproof hydrating formula. In the following months, the label promises to release more colors, to satisfy the requests of customers. The word is that Daniel Martin used this exact foundation for Meghan Markle’s special day. It will cost $40.
“It’s a lightweight, face-and-body foundation that’s easy to apply, buildable, and long-lasting with a dewy finish. We did a lot of research. We received a lot of feedback from our regions ‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö√Ü from our local marketing teams and counter employees ‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö√Ü about what shades they were missing, which ones were best sellers, etc. If we created a line based on all the feedback we received, we would have 400 shades, so we had to narrow it down to 40 to start off with, but there will definitely be more. We want to see what the customers say about these shades and then go from there.”- Philips said about the foundation.
The beauty line will also feature a number of brushes priced from $25 to $59. Another great thing about the launch is that Bella Hadid, Dior’s makeup ambassador, designed the Backstage contour palette. One of the best releases is the Glow Face palette that includes shimmery highlighters priced at $45. The label also introduced several eye palettes with a base primer available for $49. Let’s not forget brows and lips. The first product features three different pans in one, available for $35. If you are not a huge fan of lip palettes, the Backstage one ($49) will most certainly change your mind.
Now, this is what we call “luxury can be affordable’. Although all of the other Dior makeup goodies are a bit on the pricier side, you can now shop for good quality but with lower prices thanks to this line. The whole Backstage collection is already available at Dior.com. Starting from June 15, the full product range will be available in Sephora stores as well as online.
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Leave it to Bella Hadid to introduce you to your newest spring and summer beauty obsession – colorful eyeliners and mascaras. Dior dropped the Diorshow 2018 makeup collection, a range of boldly-hued mascaras and liquid liners perfect for the upcoming sunny season. The luxury makeup brand offers an impressive range of shades and textures for everyone who wants to get creative with color.
The younger Hadid sister fronts the campaign sporting a few show-stopping makeup looks. Bella is often a minimalist when it comes to makeup, but she went bold for the Diorshow 2018 campaign. The model has rocked many bold looks on the runway, but off-duty she likes to keep things sweet and simple. Anyway, get ready to see the daring side of Bella Hadid in this new makeup campaign. Makeup artist Peter Philips used vivid shades on her eyelids such as neon pink, ultraviolet, turquoise, yellow and more. His idea was to show women that they can be “daring with color, in an elegant way”. In the campaign shots, you can see Bella flaunting multicolored layered eyeliner look, as well as ingenious feline eyeliner with different colorful mascaras on her lower and bottom lashes.
Colorful liners and mascaras certainly don’t get the attention they deserve. Mostly because a lot of women are afraid to ditch their black makeup essentials and play with color. The makeup artist behind Bella’s looks, Peter Philips shared a few tips for using colorful liners and mascaras. Since not many would dare to recreate the model’s campaign looks, he suggested using black mascara as a base and adding a touch of color just on the tips of the eyelashes. Another option is to use vibrantly-hued mascara only on the lower lashes. The possibilities are endless and it’s all up to you and your preferences. The idea of the Diorshow makeup collection is to show-off your eyes. These colorful new releases will for sure help you create a standout eye makeup look.
The Diorshow 2018 makeup collection includes 15 shades of liquid eyeliner and 5 shades of mascara. The liquid eyeliners dubbed “On Stage” come in an array of shades from white and black to vibrant red and ocean blue. The new Diorshow “Pump N’ Volume” mascaras come in five shades: black, peach, pink, purple and blue. The formula is waterproof which makes this mascara perfect for wearing on the beach as well as a night out. The price of the eyeliners is $30.50 each and of the mascaras $29.50 each.
Kim Jones left Louis Vuitton at the beginning of 2018 with a memorable show. Just a couple months later he is ready for new challenges. The famous menswear designer has been announced as the new creative director of Dior Homme. The British designer will replace Kris Van Assche, who left Dior just recently. He was at the helm of the menswear sector of Dior since 2007.
Kim Jones has reshaped the menswear arm of Louis Vuitton in many revolutionary ways. The designer preserved the luxury travel feel of Louis Vuitton but added cool streetwear elements in its collections. The street aesthetic is insanely popular now, and Jones managed to make pieces that were always in a high demand. The designer also led Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with the infamous streetwear label Supreme. Fans from all over the world had been waiting for days and hours in front of their pop-up stores to get their hands on the exclusive collaborative collection. The pieces were later sold for 1.5 times or more of their original price. These two brands had legal issues in the past which made this collaboration even more exciting. In 2000 Supreme received a cease-and-desist order from Louis Vuitton for using their monogram on a skateboard.
Altogether Kim Jones turned Louis Vuitton into a leading menswear brand. With friends such as Kanye West and David Beckham with their family sitting front row, the brand’s shows were a celebrity affair. Van Assche, on the other hand, had been running Dior Homme successfully, but without big jumps. He succeeded Hedi Slimane at Dior, who is now the new creative director of Celine. Kris Van Assche continued to nurture Dior Homme’s sharp aesthetic throughout his career at the fashion house. Dior most certainly wishes for some changes in the future. Kim Jones undoubtedly knows how to keep a brand’s heritage while designing pieces that are relevant to nowaday’s customers. With his arrival at Dior Homme, we should expect a certain change in the aesthetic.
There isn’t really anything impossible for Kim Jones. The designer managed to convince Kate Moss to walk for Louis Vuitton on his last show. The former supermodel was off the runway for years and Jones was the one who brought her back. He closed the show together with Moss and Naomi Campbell. It was an iconic closure for an end of an era. We expect to see another exciting show from Kim Jones, this time for Dior in Paris. Hang tight until June for the first collection by the designer.
Maria Grazia Chiuri once again made a case for gender-bending fashion in her latest collection. The Dior designer is one of the first ones who presented her strong feminist views throughout clothing. Even from her first presentation for the luxury brand, everyone knew that Maria would be an authority in the fashion industry. For Pre-Fall 2018, the designer paid tribute to two of her main agendas: powerful women and the heritage of Christian Dior.
This time, Chiuri found inspiration in Claude Cahun, a French-Jewish artist, sculptor, photographer, and writer, known for her surrealist approach to art. Claude was born as Lucy Schwob but decided to adopt an equivocal name. She didn’t want to be defined by her gender, name or looks. Instead, Cahun decided to go against all odds and present self-portrays that show off different personas.
“At that time, in Paris, the modern woman was born. In a way, it’s very close to the idea that you use fashion and dress in a way that is very personal and at the moment, as you would like to represent yourself. Sometimes, when you read about that, you feel that people were more modern at the time than they are now. I think that we have to remember these women, remember it’s possible to do what you want in life.’- Grazia explained during the presentation.
Marlene Dietrich stands as the second muse, who stimulated Grazia’s creative process. Inspired by her fierce style, the designer decided to involve more masculine cuts and confident tailoring. She focused on darker shades such as black, gray, navy, with hints of white, nude and camel.
Maria best proves that gender shouldn’t be a limit for anything through her wonderful mix of male and female cuts. The tomboyish looks and masculine suits in the collection are as chic as the elegant ones. And that’s the whole point of the Pre-Fall 2018, to encourage and empower women to dress however they want.
The second, more glamorous part of the collection is packed with Dior’s stunning eveningwear. See-through dresses and tops once again dominated in the elegant section. Maria found a way to cheer these designs up with delicate prints, shiny sequins, and amazing embellishment. According to her, the choker necklace will still be the must-have accessory this year.
The designer’s forward-thinking and her unique views of fashion deserve a praise. Thanks to her powerful messages through clothing the industry is becoming more and more inclusive.
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Bella Hadid had a strong start of the year. Right before New Year’s, the supermodel launched her campaign with Max Mara Accessories for their Spring 2018 releases. Now she is starring in Dior’s latest beauty campaign. The brand announced the drop of their new line that consists of Lip Glow products.
For the fun photo shoot and video, Bella is accompanied by her fellow model friends Dilone, Frederikke Sofie and Sora Choi. Each girl is flaunting a different shade of the new Dior Lip Glow products. The fantastic four is having a great time in a pink-themed backstage room while applying the new Lip Glow. According to the brand Bella, “the queen of glow”, and her “girl squad turn backstage into their playground, where they are all addicted to the new shades of Dior Lip Glow”.
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For now, we only saw Bella’s picture from the campaign. We expect Dior Beauty to release more shots of the other girls. It is great to see such a diverse cast that represents all skin tones in one single ad. The iconic photographer/artist Cass Bird is responsible for the gorgeous campaign shots.
Dior decided to expand their Lip Glow range with six new shades. As an addition to the four existing tinted lip balms, the brand included more color in this new drop. They are also presenting two formulas, that will be a great addition to your makeup box. The previous releases include very natural, soft lip balms which are a real treat for the lips. Dior first introduced lip products that give a very subdued glow in either pink, berry, coral or lilac hues.
Unlike the initial Lip Glow balms, the newest release will be available in both matte and holographic finishes. Ultra Raspberry and Ultra Pink are the two limited-edition shades of the Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm, that feature the old formula. Matte Pink and Matte Raspberry are the new matte additions to the collection. The exclusive drop available only in Sephora, includes the Holo Pink and Holo Purple shades, with a shimmer finish.
Bella has had quite a year. The supermodel collaborated with many high-end brands and fronted many campaigns. She was announced as the ambassador of Dior Beauty in March 2016. Since then, Hadid starred in several of the brand’s ads. The whole Lip Glow collection is already available on Sephora.com. Each lip product retails for $34.
“Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” – Maria Grazia Chiuri asked during her Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018 show with a simple black and white striped sweater. Model Sasha Pivovarova, once an art student, carried the question on her chest and she knew the answer. You can also find it in the art historian Linda Nochlin’s essay in which she explains the reasons why women were excluded from art throughout history. It wasn’t easy ( or it was impossible) for women to express themselves through art in the past. Even after so many years, women face challenges of this and similar kind in the modern society.
Maria Grazia Chiuri is well aware of this unacceptable situation and once again she celebrated women in her campaign. Sasha Pivovarova opened the PFW Spring 2018 Show and now she fronts the campaign for the same collection in the same cult sweater. We have yet to see if this “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” sweater will dominate the streets like the “We Should All Be Feminists” white slogan tee. The bottom line is that Maria Grazia Chiuri once again brought an important topic on the table.
Dior’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection paid tribute to the sculptress and artist Niki de Saint Phalle who found relieve from her traumatic life in Dior’s Marc Bohan designs. Maria Grazia Chiuri borrowed her reptilian motifs to add an artistic twist to the latest Dior Collection. The Russian model Sasha Pivovarova also infused the collection with an artistic vibe with her own paintings. You could see her next to paintings of women with large faces and dreamy eyes while holding a brush. The story and the aesthetic of the campaign took cues from “the ’60s, and with them a spirit of that’s equal parts artistic, feminine and cheekily playful.’
The looks shown in the campaign are modish-meets-bold. The dazzling silver mini dress is paired with low heeled knee-length metallic boots because the pain will go out of style in 2018. Young women won’t sacrifice their comfort in order to meet the society’s standards for feminine and sexy. So don’t expect sky-high heels from Maria Grazia Chiuri. Besides the casual jeans and sweater combo we mentioned earlier, there are a few Parisienne- approved looks. The legendary Patrick Demarchelier, who is an artist behind the lenses shoot the Dior’s Spring/Summer 2018 campaign.