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April 21 2014

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Anselym Reyle X Dior Beauty

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Art and fashion have been longtime bedfellows. Take Christian Dior; once a gallerist himself, the designer’s storied house has long supported the nurturing of art and artists. Its most recent fascination is with German painter Anselym Reyle, whom the French luxury brand has enlisted to design a collaborative collection that spans everything from handbags to beauty products. In conjunction with Art Basel, the line was previewed yesterday at the first ever Dior pop-up boutique in Miami’s Design District. Known for his elegant striped abstractions and three-dimensional metallic works, Reyle often employs camouflage within his work, which served as the starting point for his Dior collection that does in fact include an eye shadow palette that has been embossed with a colorful adaptation of the familiar print. “Most of my work builds on objects that already exist, which I then transform. I applied the same philosophy,” Reyle said of the concept. “There’s a little bit of Dior and a little bit of Anselym Reyle in all of these pieces,” said celebrity nail artist Tracylee, who was on hand at the private cocktail party to dole out camouflage manicures with the limited-edition range’s nail lacquers in Electric Blue, Metallic Silver, Ultra Violet, Untitled Black, and Pink Graffiti—shades that are meant to mimic the artist’s neon light installations. While polish jobs by Tracylee were a one-time thing for patrons of the art festival, there is some good news for the rest of us: The entire Anselm Reyle for Dior collection will be available on Dior.com and at Saks Fifth Avenue come January. Mark your calendars.

Photo: Courtesy of Dior Beauty

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