Willy Vanderperre frames Helena Severin, Julia Nobis, Fei Fei Sun and Kasia Struss for the CHRISTIAN DIOR Fall/Winter 2014/2015 campaign.
Dior is returning to the Secret Garden with a new film by top fashion photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
The latest episode is a minute-long feast, shot in the 2,000 acres of gardens that surround the famous French palace. Set to hit the Dior website on Friday, models Daria Strokous, Fei Fei Sun and Katlin Aas appear in the film, showing off the brand’s ready-to-wear and carrying Christian Dior bags.
The video is soundtracked by Depeche Mode’s track “Strange Love” and will be backed up by a print campaign which will appear in magazines in June.
The luxury brand has expanded its Dior Grand Soir collection with five new timepieces inspired by the traditional Japanese art of paper folding.
Numbered 27 to 31, the five new watches in the Dior Grand Soir Origami collection are adorned with an array of gemstones in various cuts (triangle, trapezoid, and baguette). Sapphires, diamonds, tsavorite garnets and spessartine garnets embellish the bezels, and the dials are covered in pink and yellow sapphires, spinel and aquamarines.
The origami influence shows in the dial’s mother-of-pearl marquetry, which creates a three-dimensional effect. The faceted hour and minute hands — in white, yellow or rose gold to match the different cases — also echo the appearance of symmetrically folded paper.
In terms of mechanics, the new Dior Grand Soir Origami watches are equipped with the the Zenith manufacture’s Elite self-winding movement, which provides hour and minute indication and has a 50-hour power reserve.
The prices of the watches in the new Dior Grand Soir Origami collection are available on request.
DIOR went nautical chic for Summer 2014 with this makeup film showing off its Transat cosmetics collection.
Featuring ultramarine eyes, intense red lips and nails, and a summer hat blowing in the Atlantic breeze it’s sure to get you in the mood for a vacation.
Famed French luxury brand Christian Dior will be showing its Cruise 2015 collection in Brooklyn, at the Naval Yard on May 7.
In fact they’re following in the wake of Alexander Wang, who made waves with his own Fall-Winter 2014 show at the enormous Duggal Greenhouse space in February.
Dior wanted to go all out: “We wanted the show to feel very New York, and the Navy Yard’s view and space captures the city” a spokesperson said.
Last year’s Cruise show was held at Monaco’s Hôtel de Paris while previous years have seen the brand roll out the runway in Shanghai and NYC.
French fashion brand Dior has revealed a behind-the-scenes video for the campaign of its new springtime fragrance, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, a softer version of Dior’s iconic fragrance.
Moving between black and white footage and color scenes, the campaign shot by Sofia Coppola puts the emphasis on signature Dior themes, as well as the inspiration for the scent. As in the house’s fashion and couture lines, flowers, which Christian Dior himself had a particular fondness for, are omnipresent.
Natalie Portman radiates charisma in a sumptuous flowering dress by Dior Haute Couture, designed by Raf Simons, and a natural makeup look.
In this behind-the-scenes peek, we get a glimpse of her taking various poses on the legendary staircase in the house’s storied location at 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris while the song “La Vie en rose” plays.
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet features peony at its heart. This floral note is complemented by Sicilian mandarin essence and rose essence. The composition also gets some depth from white musk.
After drawing inspiration from Versailles and its gold-leafed interiors for its holiday collection, Dior has turned to a more intimate royal home, Marie-Antoinette’s Petit Trianon, for its spring makeup line.
Blossoming flowers, soft springtime shades and feminine bow motifs set the tone for the new Dior Spring 2014 makeup collection, inspired by the pastoral ambiance at Marie-Antoinette’s exclusive private residence, the Petit Trianon, located near Versailles.
The centerpiece of the new collection, the Trianon Palette comes in an exquisitely refined bow-shaped case containing eye shadows (mocha, pistachio and pink), an eyeliner and a blush. Blush fans will also find two new shades — a coral and a softer pink — in the Diorblush Trianon Edition.
New shades of the Diorshow Fusion Mono matte eye shadows — including black, taupe, mauve and nude — round out the collection alongside two skincare products: Dior’s Pore Minimizer and Glow Maximizer. Finally, Dior is also offering new shades of Rouge Dior lipsticks, Dior Addict lip glosses and nail polishes in shades inspired by the famous French queen.
British model Stella Tennant is the new face of Dior for spring/summer 2014 alongside Aussie Julia Nobis, fellow veteran Elise Crombez (who also appeared in the brand’s fall ads) and Edie Campbell.
As seen on the ready-to-wear runways last year, Dior is all about flattering the feminine form this spring, namely by transforming women’s silhouettes into flowers for the SS 2014 season.
The floral inspiration behind the collection is clearly present in the campaign, shot by Belgian photographer Willy Vanderperre. Against the backdrop of blue skies, covered with fluffy white clouds and dotted with birds, models pose like blossoming bouquets in floral prints and cheerful colors.
While Dior describes this latest collection as “a blend of contrasts and paradoxes” (as illustrated, for example, by the combination of tight-fitting jackets with flowing short skirts), one can nonetheless identify many of the fashion house’s traditional style codes. Namely, one photo from the campaign shows a dress with Dior’s signature silhouette: a tight waist and an ample, tutu-like skirt.
Dior will present its Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture collection in Paris on Monday, January 20.
Dior has presented its latest beauty campaign in its entirety. Starring Eva Herzigová, the new video reveals details on the brand’s new anti-aging product, Capture Totale DreamSkin.
Touted by Dior as “a beauty revolution,” Capture Totale DreamSkin is formulated to perfect every woman’s skin, regardless of her age or skin type. Dior indicates that the product provides both immediate and long-term benefits in terms of perfecting and evening skin tone.
Eva Herzigová, who has been a brand ambassador for Dior Capture Totale line since 2012, was chosen as the face of this new skincare product.
Directed by Patrick Demarchelier, the campaign emphasizes the 40-year-old Czech supermodel’s flawless skin while a voiceover details the benefits of the Capture Totale DreamSkin product.
Fans can also go behind the scenes of the campaign through a black and white video (above) showing Eva Herzigová prepping her makeup and wardrobe before the shoot.
When Dior first released its Dior VIII Grand Bal “Resille” series, it wowed us with the openwork oscillating weight on the dial decorated with diamonds. Studded with precious gems, the oscillator is reminiscent of ballroom dancer pirouetting around the dial. Now, the Maison unveils a new version of this timepiece in white ceramic with striking pink sapphires that’s sure to steal the heart of the material girl.
Resille, which means fishnets in French, brings to mind elaborate fabrics favoured by Christian Dior in his famous designs. Limited to 88 pieces, this 33mm model runs on calibre “Dior Inversé 8 ¼” distinguished by a functional openworked white gold oscillating weight on the dial decorated with a latticework of pink sapphires. Its dial is made of white mother-of-pearl and accompanied by faceted hour and minute hands.
White high-tech ceramic and stainless steel form the case case, which is paired with a bezel adorned with a single row of matching pink sapphires, and a decorated mother of pearl ring. The movement can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back. Fitted with a white high-tech ceramic strap with pyramid-shaped links, this version is bound to turn even more heads.
Enjoy the Dior VIII Grand Bal “Resille” in full animation
Christian Dior has released a new holiday beauty video celebrating the magic of this time of year.
Set at “Versailles, the night before Christmas,” the latest beauty film from Christian Dior sees the French luxury brand showing off its Dior Holiday Collection, a collection of warm gold, frozen pearl and pink colors alongside some of the brand’s best loved fragrances.
The magical displays of light begin when a falling star comes to life, and weaves its way through the corridors of the Château de Versailles, illuminating rooms, fountains and gardens, and even bringing the perfume bottle-shaped topiary to life.
Finally the little star settles in a giant bottle of the brand’s J’adore fragrance.
According to WWD, Dior has enlisted Francesco Russo to work alongside Raf Simons on the brand’s women’s footwear collections, although this move has not actually been confirmed yet by either parties.
The Italian shoe designer is one of the industry’s most in-the-know design icons. Previously a shoe designer at Yves Saint Laurent, Russo created the mega-hit ‘Tribute’ shoe before joining Sergio Rossi.
Creative director and designer at Sergio Rossi from 2008 to 2013, he left the company to found his own namesake footwear label, which launched this September and is based in Paris. (close to Dior!!).
While the footwear options at Christian Dior have been impressive during Simons’s time in charge, there hasn’t yet been a pair with that instant recognition wow-factor. Has Russo been hired to whip up a best-selling rival to the Tribute? Only time will tell.
The fashion film for Kris Van Assche’s latest Dior Homme collection was revealed this weekend, and Dior’s newest video portrays the art-influenced garments set against a mysterious landscape.
Surrounded by a colorful yet minimalist geometrical framework, two models strike rigid poses standing on a sand dune next to a deep blue sea.
The boys wear the label’s S/S 2014 collection which features stunning black outerwear, printed contrast colors and shirting in a range of red, blues and whites, and 20th century abstract art pattern prints.
Abstract paint splashes on canvases then appear suspended from the frames, with the reference also picked up as brushstroke stains on the clothes.
The film is soundtracked by the bleeptastic electronic ear candy of Canadian DJ (and former member of The Micronauts) George Issakidis’s “Karreza.”
Christian Dior has released a new short film showing you how to use the brand’s latest products to get the “Golden Flower” winter makeup look.
It all starts with the nails, which feature a jewel manicure duo — a layer of metallic color, topped off with glittering pale gold micro-beads. Moving to the face, an even tone is created with a light beige foundation, followed by Skinflash concealer under the eyes and in any other areas required.
The eyes and lips are the focus of this look, starting with the light gold eyeshadow on the upper eyelid, and a light line under the bottom lash lid.
Black mascara and a dark red lip from the Golden Winter collection add a sexy yet understated edge which is perfect for evenings. The look is then finished with a light brush of blusher across the cheeks.
The Dior Golden Winter collection was released last week, with prices ranging from €25 for the Diorshow Liner up to €74 for the perfumed powder compact.
The Parisian fashion brand has teamed up with upmarket Amsterdam-based lifestyle magazine Fantastic Man for a new series of short dance films.
Titled “Rotation,” the series is composed of five films featuring dancers popping some extraordinary choreography while wearing the latest Fall-Winter 2013 collection from Dior Homme.
Directed by Fantastic Man’s art director Jop van Bennekom, the models are dressed in Dior Homme designer Kris Van Assche’s sporty and minimalist suiting.
Choreographed by Ryan Chappell, who has worked with Janet Jackson and Kylie Minogue and Hot Chip among others, the films show off the talents of dancers Rhys Harding, Sep Dashti, Dylan Mayoral, John Jo Ink Pen, and Jai Hickling.
Check out the films:
Fantastic Man x Dior Homme – Rotation ‘100% everyday’
Fantastic Man x Dior Homme – Rotation ‘All of us will learn’
Fantastic Man x Dior Homme – Rotation ‘Always everything’
Fantastic Man x Dior Homme – Rotation ‘Whatever it takes’
Fantastic Man x Dior Homme — Rotation ‘Work hard, change history’
The French couture brand has unveiled the first three images from its latest Lady Dior campaign, starring French actress and style icon Marion Cotillard.
Shot by Tim Walker, the images provide a glimpse of the bags from the 2014 Lady Dior Resort collection, highlighting a pop art feel and combining primary colors with white and black.
The first image shows Marion wearing bright red lipstick and an electric blue dress, which matches the handbag worn around her wrist. The luxury bag is accented with subtle green and purple highlights.
The second photograph presents a more dramatic contrast, showing Cotillard in a black dress against a white and yellow backdrop. At the center of the frame is Dior’s classic bag in graduated colors from bright yellow to red. Cotillard poses barefoot, with her hair slicked back for a refined yet modern look.
An icon of contemporary French cinema, Marion Cotillard is also known for her elegant style, and she has been a Dior brand ambassador since 2008.
Christian Dior has created a new video celebrating its latest accessories, the avant-garde ‘Audacieuse’ sunglasses which debuted in the Fall-Winter 2013 ready-to-wear show.
Dior has released a new one-minute long video showing off the butterfly-inspired shape of the ‘Dior Audacieuse’ design.
In the film the model wears the glasses with a simple Dior bustier top and the makeup look from the Fall-Winter 2013 show: metallic lilac cat-eye liner around the eyes, solid brows, and a pale pink pout.
The glasses’ shape is inspired by a butterfly form with asymmetrical forked temples, gold and black metal frames and white sections at the temple. They’re functional too, with 100% UV protection provided by the gray lenses. The Audacieuse sunglasses sell for €360 in Christian Dior boutiques.
Robert Pattinson’s full length Dior Homme debut advert has finally been released after months of teasing!
Dior has released new pictures of its latest fragrance campaign starring Hollywood hearthrob Robert Pattison days ahead of the release of the commercial film.
With the full advert set to be unveiled this Sunday (September 1), fans of both the classic Dior fragrance and British actor Robert Pattison, have been treated to another preview of the final images.
The hotly anticipated film, directed by French filmmaker Romain Gavras (who has shot award-winning videos for M.I.A. and Justice among others), is part of a total rethink of the Dior Homme aesthetic, which was previously represented by fellow Brit actor, Jude Law.
Accompanied by a quote by James Dean — “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today,” Dior describes the images as “a whole new dynamic and smoldering mood.”
One of the images, showing Pattinson carrying his blonde co-star (rumored to be French model Camille Rowe), now has over 10,000 ‘likes’. We’ll have to wait until Sunday for the final film though.
Dior called upon Belgian fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre to shoot its Fall/Winter 2013-2014 menswear campaign, entitled “The Players.” The images, which feature both traditional and futuristic elements, provide a glimpse into the new collection designed by artistic director Kris Van Assche.
The futuristic looks worn by the models provide a striking contrast with the highly traditional setting of a gentlemen’s club, complete with oak paneling and leather club chairs.
This contrast centers the viewer’s attention on the clothes from the latest Dior Homme collection, which is inspired by the brand’s classic pieces and updates them with a contemporary, even futuristic style.
Black suits and monochromatic shirts and coats are among the star pieces of this collection.