It’s impossible to imagine a more appropriate backdrop for full-on fantasy than a snowy Paris. Accordingly, there was a special aura in the air at Paris Couture Week, from the runways (Valentino’s transportive confections brought Céline Dion to tears, while Viktor & Rolf’s brazen message-emblazoned gowns were the stuff of meme dreams) to backstage, where the blood, sweat, and tears of the lead beauty pros translated. The latter yielding some of the most dramatic—as in, plucked from one’s wildest fantasies—beauty moments of recent seasons.
Dior came out swinging with models festooned in shimmering swim caps and punkish Pierrot liner, while Chanel kept the momentum going with 18th-century-inspired updos imbued with ’80s-era glam rock glitz. And, in the spritely spirit of spring, nature-inspired flourishes cropped up in the unlikeliest places throughout the week, from Alexis Mabille’s petal-pressed faces to Valentino’s fluttery, feather-tipped lashes. Here, seven standout hair and makeup takeaways already stoking the imagination.
The Lashes Have It