Peter Philips, the man responsible for the Chanel Jade nail polish phenomenon (it sold out before it was even in stores), is the newly appointed creative and image director for Dior Beauty. Formerly the global creative director of makeup for Chanel, Philips stepped down from his post last year, citing vague reasons. He has created some of their most iconic runway-beauty imagery, such as the infamous crystal-bedecked “Tweed Eyebrow” from winter 2012 and the “Couture Cat Burglar” masks of haute couture fall/winter 2011.
But does the new appointment mean that Pat McGrath, Dior’s lead runway makeup artist for almost ten years, will no longer be bedazzling everything backstage? Surely there’s room for two beauty bedazzlers at Dior.