Karl Lagerfeld has left the stage, but Chanel remains one of the blockbuster events of any Fashion Week in Paris. Virginie Viard presented her first haute couture show since taking over the Chanel design studio from Karl Lagerfeld, who had been her boss for three decades. Concealed within the Grand Palais, the show set was an epic three-floored circular library in the style of the British Museum’s original reading room. “I dreamed about a woman with nonchalant elegance and a fluid and free silhouette, everything I like about the Chanel allure,” said Virginie Viard.
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CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE MAKEUP WINTER 2019-20
The beauty look of the new Chanel woman was created by Lucia Pica, Chanel’s global creative make-up and colour director. “The women are luxurious elegant readers in a library,” she says. “I thought it would be interesting to give them a really strong eyebrow with a masculine sense in the inner part and then an elongation which gives them a sense of authority and confidence.”
“I brushed up the eyebrows with the Stylo Sourcils Waterproof and filled them with upwards strokes from the inner part,” says Pica. “I have drawn an eyebrow liner starting from the middle of the eye and elongated it out straight to the outer corner of the eye.”
The skin is soft and translucent with L’Eau de Teint and the Palette Essentielle where needed.
Mascara is applied on curled lashes on the top only.
For Lucia Pica, the Chanel Haute Couture Makeup Winter 2019-20 collection gives women a confident, feminine allure: “I wanted the feeling of the girl to be strong and confident with an authority feel to her.”
Video Chanel Backstage Makeup-Look Fall/Winter 2019-20
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Photos: Courtesy of Benoît Peverelli / © Chanel 2019