Dior is celebrating its 70 years and, in addition to a double exhibit taking place at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the label is also honoring another section of its creative universe: makeup and color. Today with the exceptional talent of Peter Philips at the helm, there’s not a single runway from the brand at 33 Avenue Montaigne that doesn’t regale the audience with beauty elements as well. Three unparalleled talents made Dior makeup one of the most iconic in its domain. For the first time in Arles, Dior is opening its own space at the heart of the Galerie du Cloître. The exhibit “Dior: The Art of Color” is a chromatic journey dedicated to Monsieur Dior’s passion for color. The recent Dior Metallics color palette is present and accounted for alongside Diorshow mascara and Dior’s iconic red lipstick.
In this place full of history and emotion, the Festival de la Photographie has been taking place since 1969. Dior is honoring three of the great architects of fashion, past and present Directors of Makeup Creation and Image: Serge Lutens, Tyen, and Peter Philips. From July 3 to September 24, 2017, the expressionist beauty of Serge Lutens’ films will bump elbows with the sensual and fantastical aesthetics of Tyen as well as images from a collaboration between Richard Burbridge and Peter Philips. From Serge Lutens’ 40 shades of red, inspired in the midst of the revolutionary New Look, to Tyen’s iconic 5-color palette introduced in 1987, color is one of Dior’s passions.
Dior: The Art of Color will go back on these pigmented moments for the very first time. Even better, Monsieur Dior’s brand is also celebrating its first participation in Arles by supporting a retrospective on photographer Annie Leibovitz. The first years 1970-1983/Archives Project #1 will present 8,000 archived black and white images of New York in the 70s as captured by one of photography’s greatest legends.