EXCLUSIVE: Peter Philips’ Platinum Standard Backstage At Chanel Spring 2013
Karl Lagerfeld’s beauty direction for his Chanel runway shows is as specific as it gets. If the designer wants a red lip, he adds one to a sketch from the collection, which he gives to the house’s creative director of makeup, Peter Philips, to use as inspiration. For Spring, it wasn’t so much a sketch as a surface that gave the famed face painter the idea for the heavy metallic eyes that he painted onto models’ lids at the Grand Palais. Apparently, Lagerfeld just laid down a platinum parquet floor at his brand-new office in Paris, which not only compelled Philips to opt for an almost molten metallic makeup effect, but to create a new shade of his incredibly popular Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow to match the shiny texture. Here, Philips gives Style.com an exclusive sneak peak at the forthcoming silvery pigment that can be worn sheer or built up for opacity, and an unlikely new nail lacquer that makes its statement through simplicity. Click above to watch.