Words Sarah Tarca
Nothing says viral more than a limited-edition beauty collection, and the latest from Dior, the Mitzah Makeup Collection for Spring 2023, has ‘sold out’ written all over it.
Dreamed up by Christian Dior Makeup’s Creative and Image Director, Peter Phillips, the collection is a tribute to the House’s original muse, Mitzah Bricard. Bricard was iconic: a sort of fabulous renegade who entered Dior’s world as a pattern maker – albeit one who was known for wearing stilettos, pearls and a turban to work. It was long before she graduated to the ranks of “muse” alongside her official role as head of millinery. In his autobiography, he said of her “Madame Bricard is one of those people, increasingly rare, who make elegance their sole raison d’être”.
Dior not only sought her opinions, she was a collaborator, and he even incorporated some of her signature style elements, most notably her penchant for leopard print into his designs. This use of feline print has now become emblematic of the house, featuring in collections from John Galliano to Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri in their time at the helm.
It will come as no surprise then, that the Mitzah makeup collection is embellished with the print on all the key pieces as well as the stunning campaign imagery with Anya Joy-Taylor. Here’s what we’ll be buying form the collection before it sells out.
A perfect edit of 10 high pigment, long wear shades in pinks, browns and beige that apply like a creamy dream.
In the Mitzah limited edition, each shade of Rouge Dior lipstick features an engraving and matte, metallic, satiny or velvet couture finish.
These lipsticks are legendary, even without the limited factor – high-pigment, long-wearing colour in a refillable case – but, for Mitzah they’ve engraved the bullet with the Dior logo too.
Their iconic refillable cushion compact foundation, but with some fabulous new clothes, the limited edition version comes in two finishes: luminous matte and intense glow which speaks to us on a soul level.
Limited Edition Mitzah Travel Spray Case, $185 SHOP NOW
Compatible with all La Collection Privée Christian Dior purse sprays, it’s the chicest, no – the only – way to travel we’ll be travelling with perfume from now on.