Christian Dior's "The Art Of Colour" Exhibition is starting today April 12th to April 23rd at Dubai Mall’s Fashion Catwalk Atrium.
Peter Philips, the creative and image director of Christian Dior makeup and Bella Hadid, the global ambassador of Dior's makeup are already in Dubai.
The exhibition comes with the launch of the big book, Dior: The Art of Color edited by Marc Ascoli and Jerry Stafford and photographed by Richard Burbridge.
About the book
This exquisite book takes the reader on a kaleidoscopic journey through the history of makeup, style, and color at the revered fashion house of Dior. An exquisite ode to color, this book presents the history of Dior cosmetics placed within contexts of fashion and art. Divided into twelve chapters (White, Silver, Nude, Pink, Red, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Gold, Gray, and Black) Dior: The Art of Color showcases not only the sometimes glamorous, sometimes natural cosmetics, but also the aesthetics of color, which was the source of inspiration for so much of Dior’s creations. The evolution of color through the ages is presented with iconic works from renowned artists and Dior makeup advertising campaigns—including creations from some of the greats in the field, such as Serge Lutens, Tyen, and the current head of Dior makeup, Peter Philips—captured by master photographers such as Irving Penn, Guy Bourdin, and Richard Burbridge. With a highly engaging text and never-before-seen imagery, this is a book that no student of fashion or art should be without.
About the Author
Richard Burbridge is a photographer who has shot for Tom Ford, Chanel, and Cartier.
Marc Ascoli is the art director responsible for the image branding of Jil Sander, Yohji Yamamoto, and Chloé, among others.
Jerry Stafford is a writer and creative director of Premiere Heure, an advertising and feature film production company based in Paris.
Click here to buy the book on Amazon.
"Conceptual makeup shows a vision of color. Look at the book's cover: It's quite extreme. So maybe don't paint your skin white with two half yellow moons. Do play with yellow. Think of it the way you'd reference a painting or a color swatch or anything else you love. Use the color to trigger ideas. Don't wear a yellow net on your head or anything, just use it to trigger your imagination…. I would never insist that a woman wear green lipstick or green eye shadow. But if you want to play with it, you can. It's simple. It's just the color choice that's bold."
~ Peter Phillips.
Peter Philips on Dior's Makeup Muses