Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dior launches vintage-inspired eyeshadow. By S

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 RenĂ© 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. 

                                                                                       RenĂ© Gruau's illustration for Maison Dior

  Dior’s 'Bar Skirt Suit' from the 1947  New Look collection.

                                                                 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.

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