A curation of the most sought-after beauty styles from an evening that will go down in history and chart the course of beauty trends for the upcoming seasons. All we can say is J’adore Dior!
The Indian fashion landscape just witnessed a monumental moment as The Gateway of India in Mumbai hosted Dior’s fall/winter 2023 collection in collaboration with the Chanakya School of Craft. The fashion show was attended by Indian and international A-Listers, influential fashion and art patrons, industrialists and powerful political figures. The night showcased the best of the best in fashion and snippets from the ramp walk revealed that Dior’s upcoming collection has undertones of Indian textiles and patterns. Apart from the remarkable melange of traditional Indian and contemporary decor that elevated the charm of this iconic landmark, the varied ensemble and beauty choices did not go unnoticed by admirers and critics alike. As for who wore what, diverse sartorial choices including Sonam Kapoor‘s rouge pink 3 piece, Rekha’s synonymous south Indian saree, Anushka Sharma’s summery yellow dress with a matching mini Lady Dior bag, Cara Delevingne’s androgynous kimono top and shorts, Mira Kapoor and Poorna Jagannathan’s monotone sets were some of the head-turning looks. Favourite arm candies of the night were the houses’ classics–the Lady Dior and Dior Saddle bag. The men sported the best-fitted suits with a twist like Virat Kohli’s white sneakers, Arjun Kapoor’s statement graphic dog t-shirt and Nnattawin’s colourful turtleneck. An honourable mention goes to the Thai actor Mile for his playful white and orange jumper.
2023 has seen numerous contradictory beauty trends, many of which have been derived from the past decades, this sheds light on how bold and muted styles can co-exist. However, there were noteworthy recurring beauty and hairstyles that everyone is swooning over, theses include renditions of the classic bun, poker-straight hair, the sultry red lip, glossy makeup and bold eyeliner flicks. Industrialist and philanthropist Natasha Poonawala opted for a tight bun while Charithra Chandran’s bun brought out Gen Z sensibilities and Diipa Buller Khosla wore her chic bun with the ends of it left out of the hair tie. Red lips were championed in shades including merlot, carrot and blood red. Korean-American model Irene Kim and actor Freida Pinto drove home the importance of dewy fresh glass skin. The Dior models themselves featured numerous retro hairdos similar to the roaring 20’s with wet smoky eyes created by Dior Beauty’s makeup artist Peter Phillips.
Ahead, we curate the best beauty looks from Dior’s fall/winter 2023 show in Mumbai, last night.
A vision in white, majority of Simone Ashley’s makeup was based on minimalism, the highlight of her look was her lux drama eyeliner and neatly style centre parted bun
Dolled up by makeup maestro Namrata Soni herself, Sonams rouge pink look consisted of a flushed blush and matching lip colour
With her signature red lips, flawless face and gajra lad bun–the icon served show-stopping look true to her style.
Karlie’s look featured a seamless base with a dewy finish, rose tinted cheeckbones and settled straight hair
Displaying ease in her looks–the India-origin actor opted for effortless waves, nude makeup and a purple nail paint to match her gown.
Nnattawin and Mile
Thai icons Nnattawin and Mile sported the suave center parted fringe hairstyle with lustrous glass skin
An embodiment of “let the eyes do the talking”, Cara’s rhinestone embellishment under the eyes and smokey eye look made quite the trendsetting statement
Paying homage to her Indian roots, Poorna opted for the classic Indian kajal rimmed eye look and a poker straight power long bob
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli
Anushka Sharma swore by her less is more motto as she donned the no-makeup-makeup look with a side of the “wet hair” waves while hubby Virat looked as dapper as ever in his under cut hairstyle
Opting for a glittery base and golden eyes lined with deep kohl, Natasha’s beauty look was much like her personality–impactful and chic.
Keeping it nude and natural–the Game Of Thrones star embraced minimal beauty.
Giving us a major vintage vantage, Ananya Panday styled her slick straight hair with kohl lined waterlines and a glossy lipper
Slaying the double winged eyeliner Khushi paired it with over-lined albeit muted red lips. Her hair was tied in a top perched high half pony with the accentuating accent of a hair ribbon.
Edgy yet sultry Karisma Kapoor’s merlot lip tint and high perched bun is one look to bookmark for red carpet events
The star made a statement with her kohled eyes with a blacker-than-black finish, glossy nude lips and a polished side-parted bun.
The braided and wrapped around oval bun, sharp eyebrows coupled with Athiya’s ruby red lip was a look that undisputedly stood out from the crown
The actor and creator championed monochromatic beauty with a pinkish-nude eyeshadow, flawless base and matching lip shade. For the hair, the star opted for a hair bun to beat the Mumbai heat.
Soft smoky eyes, brown lips and a dewy glow complemented gelled pulled-back hair on Diana.
In true supermodel fashion, Lakshmi opted for bare beauty and a bold red lip.
Oozing classic beauty, Mira Kapoor opted for a blood red lip with a sharp cat eyeliner and a free styled messy bun
Softly contoured skin exuded an airbrushed glow on Yara. A high ponytail was created to stye her curls.
This article was originally published on Vogue India.