French luxury house Dior has released a new ad for its iconic fragrance starring Hollywood actress Charlize Theron.
Filmed at the Château de Versailles, the commercial depicts Theron arriving at an over-the-top fashion show where Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, and Marilyn Monroe are getting ready for the runway among other models.
While it’s not (yet) possible to smell a fragrance through a TV commercial, the actress’s golden dress (inspired by the scent’s flacon) and empowered walk down the catwalk comes a close second.
Watch the ad, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and set against The Gossip’s “Heavy Cross” below.
The Wanderer is a new short film for Dior Homme, released along with the brand’s Fall/Winter 2011 Collection.
The video was conceived by creative director Kris Van Assche and shot by photographer Willy Vanderperre.
The campaign includes a series of nine photos that embody the spirit of the fall Dior Homme collection.
Dior presents their latest mobile phone – a sleek looking touch screen phone with custom ringtones and menu, 3G, camera, mineral glass, MP3 player, WI-FI and Bluetooth connectivity. Price: €3,300 ($4,800).
Much has been speculated ever since Dior’s creative head John Galliano fell from grace due to an anti-Semitism scandal five months ago.
Everyone from Azzedine Alaia to Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci has been named as a potential replacement in the process.
But when respected trade publication Women’s Wear Daily adds water to the rumor mill, it is usually an entirely diffrent story in terms of credibility.
Monday’s paper reads that according to an anonymous source, Marc Jacobs is entering negotiations with the house this week.
Dior Homme offers up a collection of new Black Tie pieces for the upcoming season.
Christian Dior is in no hurry to name a successor to the disgraced John Galliano as creative director, its chief executive Sidney Toledano said on Monday.
“You know when you ask young girls all the time when they are going to get married, they reply: When I find the right man,” he told AFP as the Paris fashion house sent out its first post-Galliano haute couture collection.
Dior will “take all its time” in finding “a long-term solution”, Toledano said, adding: “All options are open for the future.”
Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy has announced open days at their European artisan workshops, ateliers, and vineyards for two days in October.
WWD reports that on the 15th and 16th of the month, the public will be able to experience what happens behind the doors of the luxury conglomerate’s brands that include fashion houses Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Dior, jewelry maker De Beers, and champagne labels Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, and Dom Pérignon.
Bernard Arnault told the paper: “Products are one thing, but how they’re made, who makes them, and where is also of interest to the public.”
Reputed fashion blog Fashionista is reporting that Italian designer Riccardo Tisci is set to take over as the new designer for Christian Dior.
The former creative director for Givenchy is rumoured to replace John Galliano following his sacking over Anti-Semitic charges last month
“He’s also…openly discussing his move to Dior with certain acquaintances,” writes editor Lauren Sherman. “And while we still don’t think the official Dior announcement will happen until September, we’re pretty sure the deal is sealed.”
According to French media reports, the Inglourious Basterds actress has signed on to become the new face of Dior’s Hypnotic Poison fragrance.
Laurent — who has confirmed she will be wearing vintage Dior to the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival as this year’s host — will be joining fellow French actress Marion Cotillard as spokesmodel for the luxury house.
The contract in question involves the brand’s mythic Hypnotic Poison fragrance, previously promoted by actress Monica Bellucci, but this is yet to be confirmed.
After the John Galliano debacle, Christian Dior can use all the positive publicity it can get, and a new retrospective of its history at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts sets out to bring back the fashion house’s magic.
Opening on April 28, the exhibit showcasing the brand’s 64-year history will not only present its collections over the years — designed by the founder itself as well as the likes of Yves Saint Laurent or Gianfranco Ferré — but also juxtapose them with works of art by Van Gogh or Klimt as well as photographs by Richard Avedon and Man Ray.
John Galliano, sacked as chief designer at Christian Dior amid a furore over alleged anti-Semitic remarks, has now been fired from his eponymous label.
Women’s Wear Daily said Galliano, 50, had been “formally sacked” by directors of the John Galliano label, which is 91 percent owned by Dior.
It added that a sell-off of the upmarket label was not an immediate priority for the owners, despite “unsolicited expressions of interest in the business” coming in from China, Italy and the Middle East.
“It is understood that Dior intends to go ahead with its runway show on Friday [March 4],” Women’s Wear Daily reports.
Christian Dior released a statement on March 1 saying it had fired John Galliano with immediate effect in the wake of his arrest over anti-semitic remarks last week.
Dior suspends chief designer John Galliano following his arrest for alleged assault
French police briefly detained British fashion designer John Galliano in Paris on Thursday evening for alleged assault and making anti-Semitic remarks
The detention in Paris’ fashionable Marais district came after Dior’s chief designer allegedly verbally accosted a couple seated on a cafe terrace. Galliano’s lawyer strongly denied accusations of anti-Semitism.
Black Swan star Natalie Portman features in a new TV ad for Christian Dior’s Miss Dior Chérie fragrance.
Again directed by Sofia Coppola, this latest installment for the scent shows the Oscar nominee as her most French self, dressing up in Dior (bien sûr), lounging around a dreamy bedroom, and blindfolding her male counterpart.
Natalie Portman follows fellow actress Marion Cotillard as a face for the brand; Cotillard starred in the Lady Dior series, directed by the likes of David Lynch. Miss Dior Chérie was previously embodied by the model Maryna Linchuk.
Shot by photographer Willy Vanderperre, the Dior Homme spring 2011 collection is revealed In an austere setting.
The model Victor Nylander sports a number of signature Dior Homme by Kris Van Assche styles.
To coincide with the movie, a shoot photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and model Baptiste Giabiconi will also be unveiled.
From Christy Turlington to Natalie Portman, here are five of the most anticipated beauty campaigns for 2011.
Natalie Portman for Dior: The American actress has been making headlines everywhere lately for her performance in Black Swan.
On Wednesday, Portman nabbed yet another leading role when Dior named her the new face of Miss Dior Chérie, one of the brand’s iconic fragrances.
Marion Cotillard is one lady, four cities: filmed and photographed by today’s most important directors and photographers.
After Paris in “The Lady Noire Affair”, Marion Cotillard became “Lady Rouge” the sultry songstress in New York in a clip by Jonas Akerlund, before going back in time in David Lynch’s love story entitled “Lady Blue Shanghai”.
In the finale, we discover what’s inside her bag in a fantastical silent film by director John Cameron Mitchell, “Lady Grey London” (below).
For the forth installment of the Lady Dior saga, Marion Cotillard takes on London in Lady Grey and you can now discover the teaser on Luxuo (below).
John Cameron Mitchell brings Lady Dior, the character played by Marion, to life as she steals the hearts of two men in this epic finale to her four city adventure.
Unveil the mystery and celebrate the iconic Lady Dior on December 8, 2010 at www.LadyDior.com
Once again, Dior’s head fashion designer John Galliano is returning to The Claridge’s Hotel in London for the holidays with his Dior Christmas Tree.
For 2010, Galliano is creating a truly dazzling design, using the ocean as his muse for his â€œUnder the Seaâ€ Christmas tree.
Made of sparkling silver leaves, pink coral, sea horses, fish, anemones, starfish and jelly fish, this whimsical design is truly one of a kind.
Last year he designed an Asian-inspired tree (pictured below) that featured snow leopards, dragon flies and parrots among its baby blue, “frozen” branches.
Christian Dior wins bid for one of the most famous fashion images of all time: Richard Avedonâ€™s 1955 photo â€œDovima With Elephantsâ€.
According to WWD, the image of Dovima, dressed in a Dior evening gown at the Cirque dâ€™Hiver, went for 841,000 euros, ($1,148,910).
This sale more than doubles Avedon’s previous auction record of $457,000 for “Marilyn Monroe, May 6, 1957, New York City,” set in 2008.