Christian Dior admired his beloved muse, Mitzah Bricard, as much for her refined and distinguished taste as for her mysterious personality that inspired him throughout his career.
Legend has it that Mitzah used to wear a panther print chiffon scarf at her wrist to hide a scar. Fascinated by her elegance, Mr Dior decided to include this magnificent Jungle motif in his collections from 1947 onwards.
“Madame Bricard is one of the rare people for whom elegance is their sole reason for living,”
The Jungle panther print corresponded perfectly to the world of Haute Couture. It was reproduced numerous times in chiffon, taffeta and silk and as become an emblematic House reference.
In 2011, Dior presents the famous print in a limited edition make-up collection composed of a limited edition numbered eyeshadow palette and two shades of nail varnish (912 Ebony – 622 Camel). Thus the Mitzah legend lives on at Dior.
Discover below how to apply the Mitzah palette eyeshadows:
1. The camel shade emphasises eye colour. Apply to the lower eyelid then blend gently upwards. Apply also to the lower lash line.
2. The Ebony shade intensifies the eyes. Apply it along the upper and lower lash lines. Blend with the camel shade.
3. The Nude shade brightens and opens the eyes. Apply to the inner corner of the eye.
Photos: © Courtesy of Dior, © Sandra Bauknecht
In Switzerland the collection will launch Mid April.
The limited Mitzah palette is CHF 135. The two limited nail polishes are CHF 37 each.