9 posts tagged "Parfums Christian Dior"
Beauty Nostalgia is a weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The Pro: Kilian Hennessy, founder of By Kilian fragrances
The Product: “Since as long as I can go back in my mind, I have the memory of my grandfather applying Christian Dior Eau Sauvage in the morning, after his bath, once he was dressed. He would pour the perfume from his 500-ml. bottle in his hands and wet his hair with it—it was his gel, in a way! Eau Sauvage is, for me, the scent of elegance. It’s clean yet present. It’s aromatic yet feminine. It was created in 1966, I think, yet it’s timeless. It is the masterpiece of Edmond Roudnitska. But the way this scent smelled on my grandfather was unique, because it blended with the smell of his pipe. That combination is my Madeleine de Proust. My grandfather and I were very close. When he passed away two years ago, I felt that I lost my spiritual guide, my compass. His scent memory has stayed with me, because when I was close to him, I always felt protected. And perfume is as much about protection as it is about seduction. People tend to forget that. But this is why I carved a shield motif on my bottle, to help people feel secure. I haven’t created a cologne inspired by him yet, but my next collection is very much inspired by his world.”
The beauty and art worlds collide with regularity—and the results are always memorable. Who can forget Dutch product and interiors designer Marcel Wanders’ first foray into makeup with MAC? Or the labels and bottles Kiehl’s has debuted from art stars like sculptor Jeff Koons and Kenny Scharf? While François Nars may have done them all one better this fall when he launched a capsule color collection with the Andy Warhol Foundation that turned actual Warhol paintings into eye shadow palettes, Parfums Christian Dior is looking to get in on the action with its own beauty-as-art project. Following the Tourbillon sculpture Constance Guisset created for the iconic house using the feminine curves of its J’Adore Dior fragrance as muse, the brand has enlisted New York-based ceramicist Peter Lane to come up with his own tribute to the flacon. Known for working within a remarkable architectural scale, Lane has interpreted the classic bottle’s silhouette in a model that stands approximately four-and-a-half-feet tall, with a pleated body and a gilded base and topper that have been covered entirely with 22-karat gold leaf. Lane was reportedly inspired by the famed eau’s commercial that features Charlize Theron sweeping through Versailles’ hall of mirrors. The piece will be on view beginning tomorrow, December 8, at Dior’s Avenue Montaigne boutique in Paris.
Finally, Robert Pattinson has signed a fragrance contract—and with Parfums Christian Dior, no less! It was really only a matter of time… [E!]
Carine Roitfeld is launching a fragrance—and maybe a whole line of body products as well. The Harper’s Bazaar global fashion director reportedly took out a trademark for the name “Forgive Me,” which will be applied to a host of personal care products. And the intrigue mounts. [Fashionista]
According to a new poll conducted by hair product retailer Fabriah.com, Kate Middleton’s mahogany, always-perfect coif has been voted the No. 1 celebrity hair that women want. Jerry Hall came in a close second. [Daily Mail]
Victoria and David Beckham’s personal tattoo artist, Louis Molloy, has created a new skin-care range designed specifically for tattooed skin. Forever Ink, as the line is called, will likely be the next beauty product VB tweets wildly about. [Handbag.com]
You may have to wait until the Oscars to get your next glimpse of Natalie Portman and her impressive baby bump, but Dior has a little something up its sleeve to hold you over until then. On February 21, the French house will finally air the commercial portion of the actress’ ad campaign for Miss Dior Cherie and we’ve got exclusive, Galliano-drawn story boards to get you amped up for the big day. Portman portrays a woman deeply love with her male co-star, Alden Ehrenreich, in the Nouveau Vague-esque ad, and, of course, she wears a Galliano-designed dress. What do you think of the designer’s illustrations?
Rock star, rock star-wife, mother, successful designer—and now beauty spokeswoman. Gwen Stefani will join L’Oréal’s illustrious cast of brand ambassadors, which already includes J. Lo and Beyoncé. [People]
Authentic Brands Group LLC, in conjunction with NECA, a global media and entertainment company, has acquired the intellectual property of Marilyn Monroe LLC. What do all of those acronyms mean? That MM’s name and likeness can now be used in ads, films, etc. Her first big project? A new Christian Dior beauty campaign due out this year. Move over, Natalie. [WWD]
Wonder Woman—the animated cartoon character, not Lynda Carter—is also getting some beauty company face time, serving as the muse behind MAC’s latest super-powered collection. And get this: The 42-piece line includes a brush set with its own metallic utility belt. Ka-pow! [WWD]
We brought you news and footage of the epic Vidal Sassoon biopic due out next month when it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and now the official trailer is yours for the viewing. See you at the movies. [Coco Perez]