Dior has launched an illustrated limited-edition eyeshadow that will most certainly catch your eye. The palette of this exquisite eyeshadow paints a pretty picture, and not just on your eyelids. The hand-pressed powder comes in shades of black, pink, nude, and "Dior grey" and is embossed with an iconic René Gruau sketch. The four hues depict Christian Dior's wasp-waisted Bar Skirt Suit from his famous first couture show, the revolutionary 1947 New Look collection.
René Gruau's illustration for Maison Dior
Detail of the 'Bar Skirt Suit' jacket by Christian Dior.
The Bar Skirt Suit, a shantung silk jacket over a black pleated skirt, became the most well-known of Dior's New Look creations. Featuring rounded shoulders, a cinched waist, and a long pleated wool full skirt, backed with cambric, it is exceptionally heavy. The New Look celebrated ultra-femininity and opulence in women's fashion. Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief, Carmel Snow, named Dior's revolutionary direction "New Look". The eyeshadow can be purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue for $75.