The Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City played host to Dior’s resort 2024 show this weekend, the locale informing a beauty moment rooted in the country’s perspective, along with the openness that comes with education and an alfresco setting. A cast of predominantly Mexican models walked the cultural center’s runway in looks that drew inspiration from Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the feel refreshing and primed for seasonal recreation.
“The show is in this beautiful academy, this beautiful school—outside, it becomes too forced if you put too much makeup on. It’s much nicer if there’s a freshness to it,” says makeup artist and Dior Beauty creative director Peter Philips. “It’s almost like girls going to this school and taking in all of the Mexican culture and heritage and art and craftsmanship. There’s a freshness to it.”
To accompany hairstylist Guido Palau’s ouroboros braids—duets of plaits seamlessly connected behind the head, a visual pulled from Rivera’s Calla Lily Vendor—Philips embraced subtlety. Think: a blend of Diorshow On Stage Crayon and Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara (now featuring refillable packaging) at lash roots, but not lengths; tiny touches of powder to combat the humidity; and Dior Rosy Glow in Rosewood (with a lip to match) for a wash of warmth.