The Oscar-winning French actress has a new campaign out for Lady Dior bags, and it’s a mysterious nighttime treat.
Shot in the dark in the very center of Paris, the new Lady Dior film, titled “Electric City,” is accompanied by a series of campaign images which also play around in the City of Light’s phosphorescent night ambiance.
Shot by British photographer Craig McDean, Marion Cotillard carries a selection of the CHRISTIAN DIORLADY DIOR bag line in the images, dressed naturally head-to-toe in the brand’s ready-to-wear.
The actress has been the face of the line since 2008, and previous campaigns have seen her bouncing around on trampolines and captured in a witty portrait of Hollywood in a film by John Cameron Mitchell.
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.
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 Dioras “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.
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.
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.