Every season Chanel’s runway show is just that—a show. And while the clothes are always swoon-worthy, the beauty is truly on another level. From sequined eyes to feather-adorned mohawks, there’s always something to look forward to (and look back on). As Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, we’re taking a journey down memory lane to revisit the best Chanel beauty looks of all time.
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At the F/W 10 runway show, the models looked like French royalty with a rock-star edge. The hair was high, the skin was clean, and the eyes were stamped with black pigments to mimic the textures of the bags and shoes.
The makeup for Chanel’s S/S 11 show had a slight under-the-sea feel. With frosted pink lips and shimmering teal eyes, this is what we imagine mermaids would look like if they were into couture.
Beaded brows in all colors of the rainbow went down the runway at the F/W 12 show. Slicked-back hair and no-makeup makeup ensured that the straight-across brow bling took center stage.
The shimmering navy-blue eye shadow at the S/S 12 Haute Couture runway show would have been enough to turn heads, but of course there had to be more—so up went the hair into what we can only describe as deconstructed Mohawks (with feathers).
Glowy skin and a low bun decorated with pearls would be far too sweet on their own. So the hair for the S/S 12 show took on a wet-look and mini pearl studs adorned the models’ eyebrows and noses, too.
When regular glitter just won’t cut it, do as Chanel would do, and add chunky, reflective sequins to your eyelids à la the F/W 13 runway. Center-parted, tucked-in strands also contributed to the overall cool factor of the look.
At the F/W 13 Haute Couture show, bold brows were taken to the next level. Also notable? The inches-high coif that topped each model’s head. It almost looked like a shelf—a hair shelf, if you will—atop the bouncy ponytails.
There was not shortage of color on the F/W 14 runways—on the clothes, in the hair, and on the eyes, shades of bright pink, orange, and green were everywhere. Note: Shine at the inner corners and neon liner at the corners make for a memorable eye makeup look.
At Chanel’s S/S 14 show, the eyes looked like a painter’s palette. Eyes splattered with multicolor pigments peeked out from under piece-y bobs and strong black brows.
Hazy dark shadow from temple to temple created a mask-like effect on the eyes at the S/S 15 Haute Couture show, which were then covered in black netting. Slightly rumpled strands and red lips completed the look.
For Chanel’s F/W 15, the models either sported dark brows and eyes to match, with hair slicked back, or a more feminine look—poppy pink lips, chocolate-brown graphic-winged eyes, and hair pulled back with a ribbon.
Which of these unforgettable looks is your favorite?