Dior cosmetics haven’t been around for as long as you might think. Dior’s first fragrance came in 1947 with Miss Dior followed by a set of eight lipsticks in 1955 – the colours were named by Christian Dior himself and included Rouge Dior and Rose Bonheur.

Dior Cosmetics Vintage Ad 19
Dior Cosmetics Vintage Ad 1969

This fab Vogue ad was scanned by Vintage expert, MissPeelPants , who is also a very talented illustrator. I’m trying to work out what the row of lipsticky looking things are – they must be sticks for eyes – and it turns out that pastel yellow eyes are absolutely nothing new! In fact, this 1969 collection is very similar to the spring/summer shades we are seeing now, forty plus years later.

I’m heading off to Paris tomorrow to see some Dior newness so I thought it was fitting that I have a look back before going forward.

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