Pastel With A Punch, Backstage At Chanel-------
There were no little black dresses at the Chanel Couture show today, and no thick black cat-eyes courtesy of Peter Philips, either. Three little word combinations that came directly from Karl Lagerfeld—”liquid silver,” “neon baroque,” and “chemical pastels”—inspired the models’ brightly painted lips and metallic pewter eyes and nails. Philips used Rouge Allure in Genial, an as-yet-unreleased product from the brand’s summer Les Pop-Up collection, to get the “chemical coral” pout he was going for. He created an elongated silver/gray eye with Chanel’s new Ombres Contraste eye shadow duo in Gris-Subtil, and subtly contoured cheeks with its Les Tissages de Chanel in Tweed Corail. As for the makeup guru’s knack for sparking nail varnish fads, there might be a lull in the madness—at least for the Euro set. He revived Chanel’s Duo Platinum Silver today, which was only available across the pond when it launched in 2007. Mr. Philips, if you’re reading this, a relaunch in the U.S. would not be frowned upon.