“On vacation, you can wear all the colorful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant,” said Christian Dior. Inspired by the art de vivre of the French Riviera, the Dior Croisette Collection combines the peace of the French countryside with the splendour of Saint Tropez. These locations have always been a prolific source of inspiration for Christian Dior. From Dior’s first swimsuit collections and seaside fashion creations in the Fifties to the current Cruise Collections, the French Riviera also embodies the brand’s most daring, fresh and colorful lines today.
Inspiration: The Croisette
Between the shimmering turquoise of the Mediterranean Sea and the sparkling gold of the sand, through soft coral and bikini pink, the Croisette reveals all its elegance and optimism in sunny and aquatic-inspired shades. The skin is warmed up and illuminated in a natural glow effect, while the eyes are dressed up with luminescent sunny shades or fresh azure blues. The lips are colorful and subtly sparkling while the nails complete the look with coral and blue shades inspired by the most glamorous emblems of the French Riviera.
NEW Dior 5-Couleurs – Croisette Edition (MSRP: $60.00)
Embossed with sunburst pleats, these palettes are inspired by the sophisticated “pleating” technique used on the fabric of Dior dresses. The Swimming Pool harmony recalls a dive into the Mediterranean while the Aurora harmony is a warm collection inspired by a day spent sunbathing on the beach.
Swimming Pool #224 (Not Sephora)
NEW Dior 1-Couleur Eye Gloss (MSRP: $28.00, Sephora Exclusives)
Introducing the first eye gloss by Dior in two fresh, sparkling shades. This gel eyeshadow formula glides on effortlessly for a long-lasting, hydrated look, and a fresh, cooling sensation on the lids. 1-Couleur Eye Gloss in Tan #560 and Sunset #750.
Dior Addict Lip Balm features a nourishing skincare complex filled with moisturizing oils enriched with hyaluronic acid spheres, in shade Crystal Coral #003. Dior Croisette Summer Color Collection:
Dior Addict Lipstick in Casual Gold #414 (MSRP $30.00)
Dior Addict Lipstick in Jet Set #544 (MSRP $30.00) Dior Ultra-Gloss in Brown Panama #432 (MSRP $28.00)
Dior Ultra-Gloss in Pink Croisette #464 (MSRP $28.00)
Dior Ultra-Gloss in Orange Pareo #542 (MSRP $28.00) Diorshow Liner Waterproof in Turquoise #258 (Not Sephora) (MSRP $29.00) Dior Vernis in Bikini #231 (MSRP $23.00)
Dior Vernis in Saint Tropez #401 (MSRP $23.00)
On-Counter: Summer 2012