The house of Dior celebrated an historic moment this week, with the unveiling of its first prêt-à-porter collection by Raf Simons. It seemed the women with the best beauty looks were honoring the atelier’s spirit by reaching for its iconic red. Leelee Sobieski wore it on her frock, a Dior creation itself, pairing the high-impact hue with an equally striking pink on her lips for an unexpected contrast. Laetitia Casta applied crimson directly to her mouth, lending a feminine touch to her pomade-slicked strands and Dolce & Gabbana tux. Leigh Lezark, Emma Watson and Natalia Vodianova also worked scarlet smiles in textures ranging from matte to glossy for the perfect balance between timeless elegance and youthful joie de vivre that has always been at the heart of the 65-year-old Parisian brand.

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2012


Who: Leelee Sobieski
Where: Christian Dior Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Show, Paris
When: September 28, 2012


Who: Laetitia Casta
Where: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Show, Milan
When: September 23, 2012


Who: Leigh Lezark
Where: The Paradise Ball at Cabaret Paradis Latin, Paris
When: September 27, 2012


Who: Emma Watson
Where: The Perks of Being the Wallflower screening, The Mayfair Hotel, London
When: September 26, 2012


Who: Natalia Vodianova
Where: Christian Dior Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Show, Paris
When: September 28, 2012

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