Kiss Curls Get a Modern Makeover on the Dior Couture Runway


Elegance reigned at Dior’s spring 2023 couture show, where Maria Grazia Chiuri evoked the roaring ’20s with an homage to the iconic dancer-turned-civil-rights-activist Josephine Baker. A symphony of silver, models were sent down the catwalk in glittering bias-cut gowns with beaded fringing that recalled the glamour of the cabaret. 

Backstage at Dior’s couture show in Paris. 

Photographed by Acielle/ StyleDuMonde

As for the beauty, Peter Philips brought the drama with a bold charcoal smoky eye, touched with accents of shimmer. “I highlighted the eyes with a combination of black shadows blended with silver in a transparent way,” says Philips. “It is a slightly blurred, unpolished smoky eye, which plays on light effects and provides an element of mystery.” The look was created using slate gray and silver shades from the 5 Couleurs Couture 079 Black Bow palette, which Philips applied on the upper eyelid, blending out towards the temples, as well the lash line of the lower eyelid. “The result was a simultaneously dark yet bright look that was a bit blurred, and not too polished.” 

Photographed by Acielle/ StyleDuMonde