Chanel’s Paris-Byzance Metiers d’Arts Pre-Fall collection, shown yesterday, is up at Chanel.com. The show, which took place in the intimate venue at the Chanel main location at 32 Rue Cambon, Paris, allowed viewers an extremely close-up view of this opulent collection. Indeed, I once saw a film clip of Karl Lagerfeld’s first show for Chanel, and it appeared to be taking place in this same large room (albeit with different decor).
Paris-Byzance featured square, substantial looks with details that included stones, lace, leather, tweed and metal. The textures invoked the old world of East Europe.
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Some of the looks:
Backstage, Makeup Creative Director Peter Philips worked his magic with jeweled burgundy eyes, deeply lined lashes, softly bronzed-nude cheeks and lips that complimented the streak of burgundy-red streaks under the brows:
The blush is quite pronounced on this model, the lip rather neutral. A heavy, dark liner that appears to be either from a cake or liquid liner. Notice the burgundy-red line under the brow for the runway:
On this model, the bronzy-blush is quite subtle, the lip light and natural:
The lips are quite pale, the eyes very heavily emphasized:
The liner on the model in the foreground is quite runway–the wing doesn’t quite meet the liner under the eye, but works beautifully with the dramatic collection:
This intriguing cream palette is a combination of five different golds, and will be quite difficult to obtain. Designed by Chanel’s Peter Philips, there will be only 1,500 available.