The history of Dior is one that’s rich and layered; it’s also one that was shaped by influential women, so it’s fitting that the Dior Paris Fall-Winter 23/24 collection was inspired by three in particular: Catherine Dior, Édith Piaf and Juliette Gréco.
An homage to the 1950s, Maria Grazia Chiuri called on iconic house hallmarks: floral motifs, feminine tailoring, and plenty of textured fabrics (think feather-light organza, dense wool, glossy silks and satin). Much like her previous work, the collection married strength and softness – frothy skirt with a structured coat, or a fluid gown with leather gloves.
At this particular runway show, the beauty look followed suit. Dior’s Creative and Image Director Peter Philips paired ethereal skin with a heavy black liner. Seemingly smudged onto the lid, the shape was organic and rounded, stretching from the inner corner of the eye to the very outer corner. Bold but with a softened edge, it was another perfect makeup moment from Philips. Paired with a nude lip, minimal cheek colour but lots of glow, it perfectly married femininity and masculinity – much like the collection itself.
Hair was much less structured. Guido Palau worked with natural shape and texture, either leaving the hair loose or pulling it back into a low-slung ponytail. The most notable feature was a series of chunky black headbands – an accessory that’s crept into high fashion the last few seasons with no signs of slowing.
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This article originally appeared on Grazia International.