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For Dior's spring-summer 2009 haute couture show, makeup artist Pat McGrath gleaned inspiration from Johannes Vermeer's painting, "Girl with a Pearl Earring."

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Christian Dior Couture 2009 Beauty
For Christian Dior’s spring-summer 2009 haute couture show, makeup artist Pat McGrath gleaned inspiration from Johannes Vermeer’s painting, “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”

“The idea was for the girls was to have almost a painterly quality,” said McGrath backstage, explaining she used colors like peach, pink and lavender.

Some tones were iridescent. Orlando Pita, meanwhile, crafted the crimped and bound hairstyles for the show.


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