Curator's Corner, 3/13/2016
An alternative to the luck of the Irish

Couture Monday: Dior's Glowing Garden

I won't say this is a total disappointment from Dior, but I also won't lie and say it's inspired.  For their spring 2016 makeup collection Dior was again influenced by the designer's upbringing in Granville and its fabulous gardens.  I picked up the blush and one of the eye shadow palettes.

Dior spring 2016 Glowing Gardens

Dior spring 2016 Glowing Gardens

Dior spring 2016 eye shadow

Dior spring 2016 eye shadow

Dior spring 2016 eye shadow

Dior spring 2016 blush

Dior spring 2016 eye shadow

Unfortunately I found the flower print on these compacts had very little to do with Dior's runway collections.  I guess you could say the color palette for the spring ready-to-wear collection is similar, but none of the garments had the same flower print.

Dior spring 2016 ready-to-wear (images from vogue.com)

The print actually most closely resembled the one found on these pieces from the couture collection.

Dior couture spring 2016

I think the palettes would have been more visually appealing if Dior had borrowed one of the prints below.  The one on the right almost looks like little bees - how fun would that have been?

Dior couture spring 2016(images from vogue.com)

I also couldn't tell what kind of flowers are on the palettes.  They look fairly nondescript and generic.  They're not delphiniums, which would have been cool given that the spring 2016 runway was draped in these blooms.  I was thinking perhaps geraniums or maybe phlox.

Phlox-flowers
(images from flowerinfo.org and bloomiq.com)

But they could also be wild roses, which would make sense given the legendary roses at Granville.

Wild roses
(images from 50states.com and photos-for-you.com)

So, these compacts were worth purchasing and will certainly be delightful in a spring exhibition, but definitely not as interesting as some of Dior's previous releases. 

Thoughts?

 

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