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British Vogue's tribute to Dior's runway beauty experiments makes an excellent argument in favor of makeup as an art. The 28 looks in their slideshow range from futuristic, to classic, minimal, saucy, scaly, and just plain frightening. We're referring to the black and white terror ranking at number 12, which Vogue calls it "twenties-inspired beauty", but actually looks more like the-world's-creepiest-mime-inspired beauty. Welcome home, Raf. [Vogue]