Dior’s Lipsticks for Fall/Winter 2016/17

Their unique and iconic color sets four essential shades apart in the Rouge Dior range. We take a closer look.

Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, has reinterpreted four cult colors from Dior’s history. The House’s first crimson red is revisited in a matte version in 999 Matte. The soft coral red of 080 Red Smile references 080 Red, a fresh and bright lipstick created by Christian Dior in 1959. With its intense fuchsia, 047 Miss evokes the rose present in the Miss Dior fragrance, conceived by the couturier-perfumer in 1947. Lastly, natural and light 060 Première is an homage to the bois de rose created by Monsieur Dior who gave it the number 60.


“I designed this Rouge Dior collection so that every woman could express herself by choosing and changing shades as she desired,” explains Peter Philips, who has created a new palette inspired by the House’s couture universe. For the first time, the iconic lipstick appears in a matte version, saturated with glowing pigment. Satin-effect lipsticks are also reinvented to appeal to a woman who’s fearless, fun and unpredictable. Over a sixteen-hour stretch its comfort is unequaled: Rouge Dior acts as a soothing, moisturizing skincare thanks to its base of mango butter and hyaluronic acid spheres.


With a focus on the art of color at the core of his creations, Peter Philips has also created exclusive it shades, four essential hues or extreme matte shades, in intense and striking colors: magnetic blue, purple, reddish-black and gray.


The new Rouge Dior campaign reveals a liberated, assured and radiant Natalie Portman, photographed by David Sims, seductive in her modernity and vitality.



Seductive with an impertinent streak, Natalie Portman is having fun in a photo booth, her eyes firmly fixed at the camera. Dancing and laughing, our contemporary heroine leads us around Paris, onto the Place de la Concorde, in a subtle reference to the House’s first lipstick created in 1953 whose design was inspired by the expansive square’s  ancient obelisk.

Her feel-good mood proves contagious, and recalls Christian Dior’s desire to “dress a woman’s smile”. Today, Peter Philips, as Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup,  has designed a new palette of striking colors inspired by the House’s couture universe.


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Written by Michelle Forest

I'm a freelance Fashion writer with a soft spot for celebs and style. I can talk about shoes, dresses,lipsticks, hair trends, skincare and Las Vegas without ever growing tired. I also have a dog called Jimmy, and I will make you look at photos of him.