Shapes of Stromae

Shapes of Stromae

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Shapes of Stromae

Gearing up for his sold-out North American tour this fall, the multidimensional Belgian musician shape-shifts under the magic wand of Dior beauty’s Image & Creative Director, Peter Philips

Gearing up for his sold-out North American tour this fall, the multidimensional Belgian musician shape-shifts under the magic wand of Dior beauty’s Image & Creative Director, Peter Philips

Photography: Domen & Van De Velde

Styling: Gro Curtis

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“For most artists, success can be measured by streams and album sales. But for me, it’s about being able to fulfill my vision and have it resonate with people all around the world...that’s what makes it all worthwhile. These past few months have been a whirlwind due to the fact that I haven’t been in the spotlight for nearly 7 years. It has taken some adjusting to get used to being in the public eye again. But it feels good to return with my album Multitude, and it feels good to have feedback on my latest work after spending years creating it in private."– PAUL VAN HAVER (STROMAE)

Left image: Dior Beauty Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer in #001 Universal Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation in 7N Dior Backstage Face & Body Flash Perfector Concealer in 5N Dior Backstage Powder-no-Powder in 5N Diorshow On Set Brow in 032 Dark Brown Rouge Dior Lip Balm in #000 Diornatural velvet finish Shirt, jacket, tie Dior Men (worn throughout); Right image: Stromae wears Dior Beauty Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer in #001 Universal Rouge Dior Lip Balm in #000 Diornatural velvet finish Diorshow On Set Brow in #00 Universal Clear

"When I finished working on the album, I spent a lot of time thinking of an appropriate title. I originally wanted to call it Folklore but Taylor Swift released her album with that title before me. So, I had to change my plans. It was my brother and creative director, Luc, who pointed out to me, that in my lyrics, I like to put myself in the shoes of different characters. That’s where the idea for the title Multitude came from. It represents both the multitude of characters present in this album, but also the multitude of influences since I was inspired by traditional and folk music from all over the world. Most importantly it speaks to the multitude of facets that a single human being can have, we are all multi-dimensional. We all have layers that are just waiting to be pulled back." – PAUL VAN HAVER (STROMAE)

Left image: Dior Beauty Diorshow On Set Brow in #03 Brown Rouge Dior Lip Balm in #000 Diornatural Velvet Finish; Right image: Dior Beauty Diorshow On Set Brow in #03 Brown Diorshow On Stage Liner in #091 Matte Black

‘‘THE STORYTELLING BEHIND THE SHOOT IS ONE ABOUT PLAYFUL COLORS AND GRAPHIC SHAPES, CREATING A SURREAL MOMENT WHERE THE INNER CHILD TAKES OVER. WE FIND ‘MY LITTLE PONY’ RAINBOW CLOUDS, MEMPHIS-STYLE GRAPHICS, AND THE DARK SIDE OF A CLOWN.’’—PETER PHILIPS

Dior Beauty Diorshow On Set Brow in #00 Universal Clear Diorshow On Stage Liner in #001 Matte White

"I WAS VERY IMPRESSED BY THE ARTISTRY OF PETER [PHILIPS]. IT WAS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR ME AS I’M NOT USED TO BEING COMPLETELY COVERED IN MAKEUP, BUT I WELCOMED THE TRANSFORMATION.’’—STROMAE

Stream Stromae's latest album, Multitude, below:

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Credits:

Makeup Peter Philips (Art + Commerce) for Dior Beauty / Hair Joeri Rouffa for Keune Hair Cosmetics (The Wall Group) / Producer Sara Bielecki (Photobomb Production) / Stylist assistant Juliana Bassi / Makeup assistant Ayana Awata / Production Coordinator Vincente Luna (Photobomb Production) / Production Assistant Omar Quiroga (Photobomb Production) / Location Popsicle Studio L.A.

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