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PAINTERLY STROKES: French illustrator René Grau inspired the beauty look at Christian Dior.

 

“His drawings were very unfinished; it was sometimes a stroke and that was the whole hairdo,” said hairstylist Orlando Pita, backstage before the show. “So what I am trying to do is put the hair up, to kind of give those painterly strokes with the brush. I don’t want to roll the hair. I don’t want to bun it. I don’t want to do a French twist. I don’t want the old-fashioned ways of putting hair up. It’s all about flowing movement. And then everybody has different versions of that.”

 

Likewise, models had varied makeup looks created by Pat McGrath, save for their mouths, which were all painted the same orange-red hue.

 

Skin was paled down and black eyeliner applied to peepers. McGrath called the result “super graphic, super Dior.”

<p>Christian Dior Backstage Spring Couture 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Christian Dior Backstage Spring Couture 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Christian Dior Backstage Spring Couture 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Christian Dior Backstage Spring Couture 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Christian Dior Backstage Spring Couture 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Christian Dior Backstage Spring Couture 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Christian Dior Backstage Spring Couture 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Christian Dior Backstage Spring Couture 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Christian Dior Backstage Spring Couture 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Christian Dior Backstage Spring Couture 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

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