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Lupita Nyong’o shines as LancĂ´me celebrates 80 years of beauty

Yesterday, LancĂ´me General Manager, Françoise Lehmann, hosted the ‘WÔW’ party at Casino de Paris, to celebrate the company’s 80th anniversary.

Lupita Nyong’o, an ambassador for the brand was one of the guests that walked through the poetic fresh rose arch, posing with larger than life cut outs of the brands most iconic products.

Over 1200 guests attended the nights festivities with brand ambassadors such as Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Lily Collins and Daria Werbowy all joining forces for the first time ever, to wish a happy birthday to Lancôme.

View the amazing gallery here.

Dior’s garden of earthly delights

Raf Simons looked to the old masters of Flemish painting and to the artisanal masters of haute couture for his latest haute couture autumn-winter 15/16 collection for Christian Dior.

Described as a “garden of earthly delights” the presentation was a vision of innocence and experience, simplicity and luxury, beauty and decadence through the eyes of Flemish and French masters of art and craft.

“I was intrigued by the idea of forbidden fruit, and what that meant now,” says Simons. “The idea of purity and innocence versus luxury and decadence and how that is encapsulated by the idea of Dior’s garden – no longer a flower garden but a sexual one.”

The original inspiration came from the Flemish masters and their approach to painting.

“It’s the tension between decrying luxury and the embracing of it; the mastery of craft and the beauty of artistic gesture; the reality and the unreality; you can’t have one without the other,” Simons says.

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