In February 1947, Christian Dior presented his first collection to the international press in the Dior salons of Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Along with the Huit and Corolle lines that would inaugurate the era of “The New Look,” the couturier revealed another of his favourite themes: Leopard Print. Fashion editors were smitten, the room burst into applause and women rediscovered the mysterious allure of this iconic, timeless print.
At once avant-garde, sophisticated and sensual, the Jungle Motif has been a signature of the House of Dior from its debut. Actress Marlene Dietrich and the muse and friend of Mr. Dior, Mitzah Bricard, were its first fervent ambassadors. With each decade and runway show, variations of leopard print are cleverly reinterpreted by Dior Couture.
“Wear gold to be adored,” wrote Charles Baudelaire.
In the Dior Autumn/Winter 2012 makeup collection, Tyen revamps the Jungle Motif with another hallmark of Dior, a touch of shimmering gold, embodying the luxury of the urban jungle and inspired by the deep, earthy tones of the jungle.
Dior – Golden Jungle Palette in Golden Browns #002 – $70.00
Dior – 5 Couleurs Designer in Khaki Design #308 – $59.00
Dior – 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in Golden Savannah #774 (Not Sephora) – $59.00
Dior – Addict Lipstick Wild #646 (Left), Daring #962 (Right) – $30.00 Each (Not Sephora)
Dior Vernis – Golden Light #207 (Not Sephora), Amazonia #605, Bengale #615 (Neiman Marcus Exclusive) – $23.00 Each
For more information on the collection, visit Dior’s website at www.dior.com