- Colourblocked eyes at Chanel
- Undone ponytails at Dior
- Golden tears at Jean Paul Gaultier
- Elongated winged eyes at Ralph & Russo
- Flower crowns at Rodarte
- Metallic beads at Valentino
- Smoked out cat eye at Alexandre Vauthier
- Ribbon braids at Dundas
Colourblocked eyes at Chanel
Flamboyance is the only route Karl Lagerfeld takes. So we were hardly surprised when we heard that he set up an Eiffel Tower-like structure for his show. In line with that, he pushed the envelope further with the makeup on the show—there were multi-coloured eyes and a whole lot of colourblocking in tow. There was yellow, blue, magenta and green on the eyes that added just the right amount of colour to the black and navy couture being showcased at Chanel. Such a delight to see experimental makeup!
Undone ponytails at Dior
Dior kept it romantic as always when it came to their couture and beauty looks. The makeup was bare but the brows were bold. However, it was the hair that was a true blue winner for us—the messy undone ponytails looked gorgeous as ever with Dior’s coatdresses and voluminous skirts. Sounds just about perfect, doesn’t it?
Golden tears at Jean Paul Gaultier
Inspired by ski resorts, Jean Paul Gaultier’s collection at Paris Couture Week had models wearing oversized sweaters and velvet ski pants. Much like the collection, the beauty look was just as attention-grabbing. While the hair had a V parting that stood for victory, there were also super sleek chignons that resembled lacquer. But know what had us totally excited? The golden tears that dripped down the lower lash line—totally edgy!
Elongated winged eyes at Ralph & Russo
We’re suckers for winged eye makeup even though we spend hours getting it right. So when Ralph & Russo had the elongated, extreme winged eye at their Paris Couture Week show, we were duly impressed. There were metallic gowns and a bevy of pastel pieces that truly took our breathe away. But if you ask us, the elongated winged eye totally gave us the kinda beauty goals we were waiting for all this while!
Flower crowns at Rodarte
You’ve been assuming that flower crowns are a thing of the past but when Rodarte tells you it’s back, you better believe that! ‘Coz if there was anything that was obvious at their show at Paris Couture Week, it was the giant flower crowns worn by models. Created by hairstylist Oldie Gilbert and LA based florist, Joseph Free, these flower crowns were fixed on the hair with metal bows and ribbons. The result was nothing short of spectacular because well, if Rodarte knows anything, it is to set trends.
Metallic beads at Valentino
Remember when we all were so obsessed with coloured beads? If you thought those days were over, Valentino recently gave us a reason to try them all over again because the models at their show at Paris Couture Week had middle parted ponytails with metallic beads on either side. Such Grecian feels, we tell you!
Smoked out cat eye at Alexandre Vauthier
If the makeup at Alexandre Vauthier was anything to go by, it’s about time you took smoked out cat eye makeup seriously. It was at this show that models had dark smokey eyes that blended into a cat eye while the cheekbones were sculpted to perfection. Don’t know about you but if for us, smokey eyes were to get an upgrade, this would be it!
Ribbon braids at Dundas
Peter Dundas made his runway debut at Paris Couture Fashion Week and boy, was it memorable or what! The couture was typical Dundas—there were sheer pieces, corsets and asymmetrical trains. To balance out the OTT line, he played it simple with the hair—braids adorned with black ribbons made quite an impact as the central beauty look for the show.
Image credits: Glamour, Vogue
Written by Chandni Ghosh on Jul 11, 2017