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Dior does a tribute to red with Vernis nail polish colors

August 31, 2011 |  1:51 pm

Diorredinspiration Gruau-837 If red nails are a significant part of your mani-pedi routine, then you’ll be pleased to know that Dior has come out with a tribute collection that's all about the warm and seductive shade.

Each of the three shades is inspired by red elements of the house’s history. 

Trafalgar is an orange-y poppy color that pays homage to the red dresses Christian Dior would send out during the middle of runway shows for dramatic effect.

Trafalgar-747 Gruau is a color based on the work on fashion illustrator and longtime Dior collaborator Icone-862 Rene Gruau, specifically the Dior Ispahan dress from the fall-winter 1947 collection.

And Icone is an iridescent reddish-brown inspired by the Atout Couer dress from Dior’s spring-summer 1955 collection.
 
Nails are a convenient and inexpensive place to incorporate red accents -- a hot trend for fall -- into your look.

Dior Vernis red collection, $22 each at Dior counters.

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-- Melissa Magsaysay

Photos: Dior Gruau nail polish, top left; Dior Beauty inspirations for red nail polish collection, top right; Dior Trafalgar nail polish, left; Dior Icone nail polish, right. Credit: Dior Beauty

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