Wednesday presented a night of firsts: the first Dior cruise collection to be show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the first collection for Peter Philips, Dior Makeup’s new creative and image director, and my first backstage beauty post. Light was an important theme, and the runway was raised so that it was level with the windows and the natural light of the neighboring Duggal’s Greenhouse. Backstage, the makeup artists began by bringing a natural lightness to models’ skin with Diorskin Star foundation, one of Philips’ new products.
The makeup echoed the collection: Raf Simons used black to contrast and frame the vivid colors and scarf prints that dominated his collection; Philips used his new Dior It-Line eyeliner to create a modern, graphic-winged eye. As Philips explained, “the eye-line is like Mr. Dior’s signature.”
Several new beauty products were introduced at the show, including a new color palette of Dior 5 Couleurs eyeshadow named Bar—a reference to the iconic sculpted jacket silhouette Dior created in the ’50s. Indeed, the decade clearly inspired Philips’ aesthetic: winged eyes and finished skin were paired with a pale pout.
If the show is a preview of what is to come, the new Dior Makeup will respectfully update the codes, moving them forward.
To see more of our photos from the Dior Cruise 2015, click here.