Second only in importance to the clothes themselves is the makeup. Were you wondering about the inspiration for this year's beautifully severe looks? That epic eyebrow arch and painted cat's eye may look like the stuff of fantasies, but Dior didn't just pluck them out of the air. They're inspired by Lisa Fonssagrives, iconic Swedish-born model and wife of legendary photographer Irving Penn.
It's not a reference everyone will get, but it's a testament to Dior's unfailingly chic extravagance and the broad sweep of this designer's style 'vocabulary'. Long live CD.
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