Dior The Art of Color

In 1949, with the first ‘Rouge Dior’ lipsticks, the House on Avenue Montaigne saw its Beauty hisstory begin, indelibly linked to color. A striking silhouette and scarlet lips were the original, infallible weapons of the New Look and triumphant femininity.

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Dior celebrates its passion for color in this book, inviting the major names behind the House Make-up to take inspiration from 12 key shades, illustrated in sumptuous photographs, and to compare them to great works of art.

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 show- cases 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.

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The evolution of color through the ages is presented with iconic works from renowned artists and fifty years of Dior makeup and 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.

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (October 11, 2016)
  • Language: English (also availble in French edition)
  • ISBN-10: 0847849341
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847849345

With a highly engaging text and never-before-seen imagery, this is a book that no student of fashion or art should be without. If you love photography, makeup, Dior, fashion, or color, then this book is a must and sets a high bar for the genre as well as competing brands

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Serge Lutens Arabia

Serge Lutens - Arabie

Serge Lutens hommage to the Arabian dream. Many of the Serge Lutens fragrances were inspired by journeys around Middle East. Arabie was inspired by eastern spice shops; it is an exquisitely warm spicy fragrance, dense and sweet from aromatic resins, temperamental, sunny, yet mysterious like East itself.

 

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Serge Lutens Eau de Parfum 60ml, uset with or without spray

Created in 2000 by Christopher Sheldrake, Arabie, is a solar, rich and mysterious woody fragrance where precious notes of cedar and sandal, blend in with sweet notes of candied mandarin, dried fig and date. Nutmeg, cumin and clove at the heart pervade the composition with hot spicy notes. Aromatic bay-leaf, harsh and pleasant, joins the spices, dwelling in dense resin waves of Tonka, Siamese benzoina and myrrh. The final accord of labdanum joins aromatic opulence into a harmonic wholeness. All make make the fragrance soft and silky, almost even medicinal.

 

Olfactive Group: Oriental

  • Top Notes: Balsam, cardamom, mandari
  • Middle Notes: Fig, myrrh, sandalwood, cedarwood
  • Base Notes: Tobacco, tonka bean, dried fruit, caraway, musk

 

Once applied to the skin, the fragrance reveals its sensuality and many rich facets. Serge Lutens Arabie, a beautiful, unique, warm unisex fragrance

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Shiseido signed for purchasing Serge Lutens trademark

Born in 1942 in Lille, France. In 1968, Serge Lutens was invited by Christian Dior to work as an art director for makeup product development, a position he then held for over 12 years. In 1980, he signed on with Shiseido for an image development project conducted in line with the Company’s full-scale launch of its European business and continued the collaboration over the next 20 years as Shiseido’s global image and visual identity.

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Shiseido’s partnership with Mr. Serge Lutens, acknowledged by the high-fashion and cosmetics industry for his unique visual creations, started in 1980. It was largely thanks to this collaboration that the Company was able to successfully break into European markets and accelerated its globalization.
In 2000, confident of his own experience in perfumery and supported by the Shiseido group, Serge Lutens decided to create his own brand: Parfums Beauté Serge Lutens, later renamed as ‘Serge Lutens’.

Shiseido signed for purchasing the trademark of Serge Lutens, a name synonymous with luxury fragrances and cosmetics. This brand was created in collaboration with Mr. Serge Lutens and Shiseido has been in the process of negotiation since March 2015.

The purchase of the trademark rights will enable Shiseido to invest more in the brand such as opening up directly managed boutiques in major cities worldwide, and gradually increase points of contact while keeping its prestigious image. As of 2015, the brand has expanded to around 2000 outlets in 35 countries.

 

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Mr. Lutens will keep directing the brand to transmit the spirit and the style.
In order to continue to promote the Serge Lutens brand in the future, Shiseido has concluded that it would be the best way to purchase the brand while maintaining its concept, ‘Rare and Lux’.