Dior Nail PolishCourtesy of Dior; Time Inc. Digital Photo Studio

Dior Vernis, the iconic nail polish known for its stay-put formula and precise brush, celebrates its 50th anniversary this yearDior was the first couture house to launch a nail polish in 1962, with one of the first slogans stating, “Today, the four shimmering letters of Dior have come to the tips of your ten fingers.” Fast forward fifty years later, and the 2012 lineup boasts 25 distinct shades, including the designer’s personal favorite, Red Royalty #999 (pictured, $23; dior.com). Click through our gallery now to take a look at the classic hue, along with six new additions to the Vernis family.

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