“Your makeup base is like a black-and-white film,”
muses Belgian-born luminary Peter Philips of the cinematic vision behind his striking facades, for whose artistry he has become renowned as creative and image director of Dior Makeup since 2014. “And then when you make a color movie, that’s when you really start to apply makeup, create looks, accessorize, and dress the face.” Now, toasting the 50th anniversary of Dior cosmetics, the revered French fashion house is releasing Dior: The Art of Color (Rizzoli, $115), a visual journey of its rich artistry as told by Philips and his predecessors Serge Lutens and Tyen. Replete with styles like modern, gold-tinged lids and classic scarlet lips, each of the 12 chapters delves into a full-spectrum collage of insight, inspiration and intrigue. dior.com. • DANIELLE DiMEGLIO
Edited by Jenny Murray.