Nina Dobrev tapped as muse for Dior Beauty

Nina Dobrev is Dior Beauty’s latest muse.The self-confessed beauty junkie is a huge fan of the luxe brand, and joins the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Cara Delevingne, Marion Cotillard, and Charlize Theron in serving as a brand ambassador for the French …

Nina Dobrev is Dior Beauty’s latest muse.

The self-confessed beauty junkie is a huge fan of the luxe brand, and joins the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Cara Delevingne, Marion Cotillard, and Charlize Theron in serving as a brand ambassador for the French fashion house’s perfume, cosmetics, and skincare lines.

Dobrev remembers seeing Dior campaigns as she travelled around Europe with her family when she was younger and told Harper’s Bazaar magazine it was a dream come true to be working with the iconic label.

“I always looked up to Dior. It felt so timeless and classy and elegant in every way. I think the Miss Dior scent is what I always associated with that grace and timelessness. That was probably the first product I recognised, purchased, and aspired to as a little girl,” she shared.

The Vampire Diaries star has been a superfan of Dior Beauty for years, and while she tries not to wear make-up every day, her go-to products are exclusively from the French brand.

“The Forever Foundation is really great. I travel a lot and my hormones are constantly changing. I can have little breakouts,” the 30-year-old explained. “I really like it because it covers the breakouts but it doesn’t feel cakey. You feel covered but you don’t feel suffocated with make-up. It looks natural and clean and fresh and glowy and I really enjoy it.”

Rouge Dior’s Ultra Care lipstick is another firm favourite of Dobrev’s, and she uses Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Super Potent Serum at night after cleansing.

“The most important thing is just to wash your make-up off every night before you go to bed. Which kind of sucks sometimes,” she laughed.

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Kim Kardashian honours Mario Dedivanovic at American Influencer Awards

Kim Kardashian honoured her longtime friend Mario Dedivanovic at the 2019 American Influencer Awards on Monday night.The reality star made a surprise appearance at the ceremony held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood to present the Artist Achievement Aw…

Kim Kardashian honoured her longtime friend Mario Dedivanovic at the 2019 American Influencer Awards on Monday night.

The reality star made a surprise appearance at the ceremony held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood to present the Artist Achievement Award to her make-up artist.

Kim has worked with the 36-year-old for more than 10 years, and the duo has collaborated on several projects together, including their first make-up collection last year.

Taking to the stage at the American Influencer Awards wearing a vintage red Dior dress and Manolo Blahnik heels, Kim paid tribute to her close friend before handing the gong to a visibly emotional Mario.

“I love him! No one deserves this award more than him. I’m so beyond proud of him!” the 39-year-old later wrote on her Instagram Stories, alongside pictures from the event.

The mother-of-four recently announced her second collection with Mario, the KKW x Mario: Artist and Muse collection, which was inspired by their lengthy professional relationship.

“With this collection and campaign (which consists of some of my all-time favourite shades and textures) I wanted to personally honour her and to thank her on behalf of every boy and girl out there who’s life she’s touched in some way. She is my muse and she is our muse,” he wrote on social media.

The collection includes an eyeshadow palette, lipliner, and lipsticks. Items feature images of Kim and Mario on the chic packaging, with the whole set to launch on 22 November.

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Kim Jones feels fortunate to have Victoria Beckham’s support

Kim Jones feels fortunate to have the support of fellow designer Victoria Beckham.The English fashion designer was appointed as creative director of Dior Homme in March 2018 and had the support of celebrities such as Beckham, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell,…

Kim Jones feels fortunate to have the support of fellow designer Victoria Beckham.

The English fashion designer was appointed as creative director of Dior Homme in March 2018 and had the support of celebrities such as Beckham, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Bella Hadid when he presented his first collection for the French fashion house during Paris Fashion Week: Men’s that June.

Jones and the Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer have been friends for a long time and have always attended each other’s fashion shows, and in an interview with WWD, he admitted he was grateful to have her on his side.

“I’m very fortunate with the people I’ve met in my life. Say someone like Victoria (Beckham), who I love immensely,” he said. “I will go to her shows and support her, and she comes to mine. I love having a dinner with her where we sit down and talk business, because I love the aspect that she comes from, and I love the fact that she knows what her skills are and who else to employ to make it even better. It’s really nice to have those conversations. I love talking work with people that I don’t work with.”

Jones, who was previously at Louis Vuitton for seven years before moving to Dior, added that he has been close friends with the likes of Victoria’s husband David Beckham, Donatella Versace, Moss and Campbell for “a long, long time”.

“They’ve been really supportive. I think people love the brand and they love me, so that’s kind of a good combination, you know?” the 46-year-old shared, before adding that he’s “shocked” when people he admires know who he is. “I’m more publicly visible, people come up to me in the street a lot more. I appreciate that. I’m always shocked when people that I really admire know who I am.”

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Dior apologises after excluding Taiwan from China map

Representatives for Dior have issued an apology after they came under fire for using a map of China that excluded Taiwan during a presentation. Members of the French fashion house’s human resources team gave a presentation about its boutique network d…

Representatives for Dior have issued an apology after they came under fire for using a map of China that excluded Taiwan during a presentation.

Members of the French fashion house’s human resources team gave a presentation about its boutique network during a recruitment event held at Zhejiang Gongshang University in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou on Wednesday, and used a map of China which didn’t include the island, China’s most sensitive territorial issue.

According to a video clip which circulated on Chinese social media platform Weibo, a student asked the employee why Taiwan wasn’t on the map and the question was met with applause from the audience. The Dior staffer replied that the island was too small to be visible, but the student stated that it isn’t smaller than the island of Hainan, which was visible, and the audience cheered. The worker then said she only managed mainland China, while Taiwan and Hong Kong were taken care of by other employees.

The footage was met with criticism and Dior representatives subsequently posted an apology on its Weibo account.

“Dior first extends our deep apologies for the incorrect statement and misrepresentation made by a Dior staff member at a campus presentation,” they wrote. “Dior always respects and upholds the one China principle, strictly safeguards China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and treasures the feelings of the Chinese people.”

The reps added that they had started to “seriously investigate” the incident and would take precautions to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

Dior, headed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, is the latest firm to come under fire in China over its territories. In August, Versace executives apologised for selling a range of T-shirts and hoodies in which the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau were incorrectly described as independent countries, while Coach and Givenchy said sorry for offering T-shirts which listed Taiwan as a country.

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Dior releasing book to celebrate relationship with Peter Lindbergh

Dior executives are releasing a two-volume book to celebrate their long-running relationship with late photographer Peter Lindbergh. The German photographer and film director passed away in September at the age of 74. Models and fashion stars took to …

Dior executives are releasing a two-volume book to celebrate their long-running relationship with late photographer Peter Lindbergh.

The German photographer and film director passed away in September at the age of 74. Models and fashion stars took to social media to mourn him and many turned out for his funeral in the French capital during Paris Fashion Week, with notable guests including Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson.

Now executives at the French fashion house are honouring their relationship with Lindbergh, who shot Dior campaigns featuring the likes of Marion Cotillard and Charlize Theron, by releasing a two-volume book simply titled Dior/Lindbergh.

According to WWD, volume one will contain images from his final project with Dior – a previously unseen photoshoot which took place in New York’s Times Square in October 2018 and featured the likes of Elson, Irina Shayk, Alek Wek, Saskia de Brauw, Carolyn Murphy, Amber Valletta, and Sasha Pivovarova. In the images, mostly captured in his signature black-and-white style, the models wear more than 80 vintage Dior creations from the archives against the NYC backdrop.

“Decisive moments capturing haute couture and a frenetic urban landscape pay homage to the street photography movement for which New York frequently served as a backdrop,” Dior said in a statement to the publication.

The second volume will feature more than 100 images of Dior looks photographed by Lindbergh for fashion publications.

Dior/Lindbergh, published by Taschen, will be released on 6 November in France and the rest of Europe.

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Cara Delevingne lands Dior jewellery campaign

Cara Delevingne is the new face of Dior’s fine jewellery collection, Dior Joaillerie.The 27-year-old will front the French luxury fashion house’s Rose des Vents campaign, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the line, according to editors at WWD. …

Cara Delevingne is the new face of Dior’s fine jewellery collection, Dior Joaillerie.

The 27-year-old will front the French luxury fashion house’s Rose des Vents campaign, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the line, according to editors at WWD.

Rose des Vents, which translates to “wind rose”, is inspired by brand founder Christian Dior’s travels and features star and rose motifs. The range, which also includes celestial imagery such as crescent moons, first launched back in 2015, and is designed by Victoire de Castellane.

Cara’s campaign, to be unveiled on Tuesday, was photographed by Alasdair McLellan and filmed by Caroline Gaimari.

In addition, the British model/actress is set to be the face of Dior’s youthful Oui jewellery line later this year and is currently promoting Dior’s Capture Youth and Capture Dreamskin skincare ranges, as well as the Dior Addict Stellar Shine lipstick collection.

Dior Joaillerie creative director de Castellane recently released the Rose Dior Pop line, which heavily features Dior’s favourite flower in a variety of bold-coloured pieces, including an 18-carat ring featuring pink and white gold, diamonds, pink sapphires, and pink lacquer priced at a whopping $27,800 (£23,000).

Despite being one of the most famous models in the world, Cara has recently been focusing on her Hollywood career, and can now be seen onscreen as Vignette in Amazon Prime’s fantasy series Carnival Row, alongside Orlando Bloom.

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Gisele Bundchen fronts Dior skincare campaign

Gisele Bundchen has been named the face of Dior’s anti-ageing skincare range, Capture Totale.The Brazilian supermodel will appear in a new print and digital advertising campaign for the line, which features a serum, foundation, and eye cream, next year…

Gisele Bundchen has been named the face of Dior’s anti-ageing skincare range, Capture Totale.

The Brazilian supermodel will appear in a new print and digital advertising campaign for the line, which features a serum, foundation, and eye cream, next year.

Gisele will be joining fellow model Cara Delevingne, who is currently the face of the French fashion house’s skincare collections, Capture Youth and Capture Dreamskin.

Claude Martinez, president and chief executive officer of Parfums Christian Dior, described Gisele, 39, as an “iconic muse” and the perfect fit for the Capture Totale range.

“Inner beauty nourishes, regenerates and radiates infinite external beauty with its full power and vital energy,” he said in a statement, according to WWD. “Today, we are celebrating a supermodel glowing with health, who is an accomplished, stunningly beautiful woman, and of course, the iconic muse of conscious beauty, who joins us to convey and celebrate the house of Dior values.”

Cara, 27, was unveiled as the face of the anti-ageing skincare collection back in 2017, and joined the likes of Bella Hadid and Jennifer Lawrence as a Dior Beauty brand ambassador.

The Capture Totale line uses stem cell technology. Prices start at $82 (£66) for a triple correcting powder foundation, while the multi-perfecting serum costs around $240 (£195).

The model and environmental activist previously served as the face of Brazilian cosmetic company O Boticario and Chanel’s Les Beiges make-up campaign.

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Dior advocates for sustainability with tree-filled spring 2020 show

Dior has advocated for sustainability and the environment by holding its spring/summer 2020 show in an “inclusive garden”.Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her latest line for the French luxury label at the Longchamp Racecourse as part of …

Dior has advocated for sustainability and the environment by holding its spring/summer 2020 show in an “inclusive garden”.

Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her latest line for the French luxury label at the Longchamp Racecourse as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, with the spectacle attracting celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Isabelle Huppert, and Chiara Ferragni.

Teaming with members of the Coloco collective of botanists and landscape designers, Chiuri had the venue transformed into a garden, featuring 164 trees that will later be planted in the French capital, with the idea to turn the “ephemeral” nature of a fashion show into an event which will have a second life.

“We have to educate ourselves. I don’t know if we can arrive at a point where we can say we are sustainable. But I think we can do our best to impact less,” the designer told Vogue.com of her inspiration. “We have to be transparent with our audience. Fashion can do a lot, because it has the power to affect the choices of its audiences.”

The show kicked off with a model sporting a blue shirt, black and white romper, black worker boots and black woven hat, with the look referencing relaxed gardening attire. A range of beige dresses with botanical-inspired prints, loose jackets with large pockets, belted crochet numbers, and striped knitwear followed.

Partway through the presentation, Chiuri introduced several flowing chiffon dresses with delicate floral prints, denim separates, and touches of grey tie-dye, with the outfits matched with espadrilles.

Emphasising the theme even further, many of the models wore pigtail braids, evoking the hairstyle of 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, while many of the floral designs on dresses and shirts were a nod to the work of brand founder Christian Dior’s sister, Catherine Dior, who had a passion for gardening.

To conclude the show, Chiuri had models parade the catwalk in tailored grey suiting, pretty white dresses with tiered skirts, and belted gowns that could also work for the red carpet.

Paris Fashion Week continues on Wednesday with shows from Lanvin and Mugler.

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Magdalena Frackowiak undergoes surgery for mystery illness

Magdalena Frackowiak has undergone a five-hour operation after suffering from a mystery illness.The Polish model launched her career as a teenager and has since gone on to land campaigns for the likes of Prada, Lanvin, and Louis Vuitton, and walk the r…

Magdalena Frackowiak has undergone a five-hour operation after suffering from a mystery illness.

The Polish model launched her career as a teenager and has since gone on to land campaigns for the likes of Prada, Lanvin, and Louis Vuitton, and walk the runway for Dior, Givenchy, and Victoria’s Secret.

Magdalena recently took to Instagram to share a picture of her and surgeon Dr. Per Heden, who she credited with saving her life.

“Per Heden – the only man who is worth my attention. My angel, my inspiration, my everything. He healed me not only physically but also mentally,” the 34-year-old wrote in the caption. “No one else was able to help me. People turning their back when you (are) not feeling well. I didn’t know I’m slowly dying from the inside… he took on very complicated operation… five hours… I have no words to explain the magic of this man. It was truly a special experience in my life. I’m in pain but I finally feel better, I feel my energy is coming back. I am not a religious person, but I was literally touched by hand of the God (sic).”

Magdalena did not share any further details about her illness, but insisted that her operation had nothing to do with aesthetics, even though Dr. Heden specialises in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

And in a post on his Instagram page, the Swedish surgeon simply commented that he was thankful to receive “kind words” from the model, who “needed help with a difficult problem”.

Accordingly, a number of Magdalena’s celebrity friends posted messages of support on her social media pages, including Lily Aldridge, Isabeli Fontana, and Irina Shayk.

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Johnny Depp defends Dior campaign after Native American outrage

Johnny Depp has defended his new Dior perfume campaign following angry protests from Native Americans. The promotional film for the French luxury brand’s Sauvage perfume features Depp playing the guitar in the desert while his Native American co-star …

Johnny Depp has defended his new Dior perfume campaign following angry protests from Native Americans.

The promotional film for the French luxury brand’s Sauvage perfume features Depp playing the guitar in the desert while his Native American co-star Canku One Star of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe performs a warrior dance in a traditional headdress and clothing.

While the clip was pulled shortly after teasers debuted on 30 August after several leading Native American activists and actors responded angrily, Johnny remains adamant that the advert was meant to respect indigenous culture.

“A teaser obviously is a very concentrated version of images and there were objections to the teaser of the small film. The film has never been seen,” he told The Hollywood Reporter at the Deauville American Film Festival in France.

“There was never – and how could there be or how would there be – any dishonorable (intent). The film was made with a great respect for the indigenous people not just of North America but all over the world. It’s a pity that people jumped the gun and made these objections. However, their objections are their objections.”

Pledging to work with those raising objections to release a revised full version of the advert, he added: “I can assure you that no one has any reason to go out to try to exploit. It was a film made out of great respect and with great respect and love for the Native American peoples to bring light to them.

“They haven’t had the greatest amount of help out of the United States government. The idea is as pure as it ever was, so we will come to an agreement so that everyone is happy.”

The backlash against the film has even included one of its stars, Tanaya Beatty, a Canadian actress of Da’Naxda’xw Nation descent, who said she felt indigenous culture had been “disrespected” during filming and encouraged Johnny to donate to Native American charities.

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