Code Salon and The Factory Present 'Dior: A Life In Pictures'

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Free evening of fashion, beauty, and cocktails with a new look at vintage Dior

In another creative collaboration, The Factory and CODE Salon will present a live recreation of iconic vintage Dior photos at a free fashion and beauty event entitled ,“Dior: A Life in Pictures” on Thursday, May 24 at 7pm PT. The innovative presentation will take place on CODE’s stage in the SOMA district of San Francisco, complete with four unique vignettes featuring live models posed in series of 12’ x 12’ frames each of which will pay homage to a different iconic photograph from Dior’s “New Look” collections.

“We’re thrilled to host an event that will showcase an exciting, live retrospect of fashion and beauty from an influential era that regularly inspires our designs,” said Jennifer Evans, owner of The Factory. “We will sew and supply the garments and we’re taking a very small amount of artistic license to hopefully do Mr. Dior proud.”

“Our team of artists, including style director, Louise Frost, and color director, Dustin Machado, is looking forward to the opportunity to recreate the hair and makeup of the original Dior photos from this era,” said Cheryl Snodgrass, founder and managing director of CODE Salon. “This event will also include a few surprises for guests that offer a modern, fresh twist on vintage classics.”

A Year that Changed Fashion Forever
1947 was the year that Christian Dior stunned and dazzled consumers and fashion editors alike with his “New Look.” Gone were the military and uniform looks that spoke to shortages and war rations. Dior’s debut collection celebrated the feminine form with rounded shoulders, a cinched waist, and very full skirt. Women adored it, and some version of Dior’s New Look has graced fashion runways ever since.

Event Details
The must-attend party for Bay Area fashionistas will feature models wearing hair, makeup, millinery, and designs just like to those in the original Dior photos, as they pose in a live exhibit of the artistic team’s modern interpretation of the iconic shots. Guests will have an opportunity to catch the performance-like photo installation, network with Bay area beauty and fashion industry influencers, and enjoy live music, cocktails, and snacks. What’s more, the souvenir program will include the original photos for guests to make their own comparisons to the live presentation.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 7pm PT

Code Salon/The Factory
370 4th Street, Floor 2
San Francisco, CA 94107

COST: Free


About The Factory
The Factory is an unrestricted retail space consisting of capsule collections, collaborations, and one-of-a-kind pieces. Made to complement the local production efforts of Jennifer Evans’ company, The Evans Group, it serves as a launching pad for independent designers, and keeps its seamstresses working year round. For more information on The Factory please visit, or visit our Facebook page at

About Code Salon
CODE is a dynamic, full-service boutique salon, offering a complete range of hair, face and body services using Aveda and Dermalogica beauty products. Drawing on the industry’s best talent, skill, and artistry, CODE provides five-star quality and highly specialized customer service designed to enable its guests to bring out the very best in themselves. The salon was collaboratively founded between an intelligent group of industry mavericks who were united by the desire to create something extraordinary and answer a community need in San Francisco for a unique and exceptional experience. For more information visit, become a fan at, read reviews at


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