a tribute to nature

At a time when much pressure is applied to fashion designers and brands to address the industry’s responsibility to consider the environment and sustainability, the Dior Spring/Summer 2020 fashion show at Paris Fashion Week was inspired by nature. For that reason, Peter Philips created natural beauty looks by using as few products as possible, emphasizing in glowing skin. So, if you want to embody SS20 Dior Woman go for a less-is-more beauty look.

the scenery

Taking place at the Paris-Longchamp hippodrome in the French capital, the runway was staged in the middle of an “inclusive garden” with models walking between 164 trees that will go on to be replanted. For Dior, nature and gardens have long been a source of inspiration for its designs. “It appeared essential to me that this legacy must be addressed with a new perspective,” Chuiri noted ahead of the SS20 show. “Flowers and plants don’t just serve an ornamental purpose, they are our environment. We have a commitment to care for them, today more than ever.”

the SIGNATURE beauty look

Dutch Braids and French Flicks

Embracing a minimal, inspired-by-nature makeup  Peter Philips used just five products and left out mascara, contouring, and blush.  “There’s a message about holding onto sustainability and being green as much as we can,” said Philips. “From my point of view, that means using as little product as possible. Just a little bit of eyeliner with a French flick.”

Dior Ready-To-Wear SS20 // Backstage // Paris Fashion Week

The key to creating naturally luminous complexion is fresh and well-hydrated skin. To achieve that, Peter Philips prepped the skin using Dior Hydra Life Fresh Hydration Sorbet Crème. Then he used a drop of the new Backstage Glow Primer mixed with Backstage Face & Body Foundation. He set the look spraying all over the face the Hydra Life Fresh Reviver Water Mist.

As for the fine black cat-eye “à la Parisienne” Phillips used a micro angled eyeliner brush dipped into the matte black shadow and gel mixing medium of the just-released Dior Backstage Custom Eye Palette to create a custom liner. “This is a toned-down version of a French woman’s classic eyeliner,” he explained applying the liner from the center of the lid instead of the inner corner outwards with just the slightest flick.  “Because you do less, what you do is much more visible,” he emphasized. “You have to make sure the flick is balanced-out and really well-done.”is

Lightly groomed brows, glossy lips, and curled lashes complement the look.

Several models in the lineup wore reimagined Dutch braids by the hair pro Guido Palau.

To highlight the summery collection inspired by archival photographs of Catherine Dior, braids were styled under wide straw hats paired with a long sheer dress. “The silhouette is the hat and the hair is complementing that character,” Palau explained. “We wanted to create a softness in the braid that profiles really beautifully, and brings youthfulness, naivety, and slight romance to the hair.”


Dior Ready-to-Wear SS20 / Backstage

Vincent Lappartient for Christian Dior Parfums

Inspired and created by Peter Philips

Guido Palau