The light, delicate hand behind this drawing illustrates perfectly the idea behind naturally, flattering make-up. It’s of a woman called Mitzah, Mitzah Bricard, one of Christian Dior’s three muses. Bricard worked alongside Marguerite Carré who ran the Dior workshops and Raymonde Zehnmacker, who ran the studio. According to a piece by The Design Museum, she was ‘the glamorous hat designer and chief stylist.’ Inevitably, she would have had a great influence on Dior.
She always wore a leopard print scarf around her wrist, nothing, apparently, under her blouse and piled on the jewellery day and night – and she was extremely well connected. Dior once said of her, ‘one of those rare people today whose only reason for living is elegance.’
A new, leopard print make-up palette, which arrives on June 1st at Selfridges is inspired by Bricard. A piece of glamorous, decadent fun – and for the collector, a limited edition. Use the black marking to line or shade your eye, and the pale shades to illuminate lids, brow bones and cheeks for a soft, flattering summer make-up – as illustrated in the sketch above.