While much has been made of the fact that Karl Lagerfeld showed his Chanel haute couture show in an “airplane,” it was also a notable show in that the collection was rendered completely in multiple shades of blue–154 different shades, according to an AFP article. “Blue is a palette all in itself. The colour of air, of the sky, or the eyes of a little cat,” Lagerfeld told the AFP. The blue theme continued into the beauty looks, including the nails, which is where our eyes usually travel when we’re looking at pictures of Chanel collections.
A light pearly sky blue, it doesn’t look like a color that’s in their current offerings right now. We’ve reached out to Chanel, but are waiting for more details to come out of Paris. Sometimes the nail colors that end up on a Chanel runway never get produced, like that pearly white that was on some of the models during the label’s spring RTW show. But this blue is so perfect (and commercially viable) that my fingers are crossed.
The other beauty looks, especially the hair (done by Sam McKnight), were pretty spectacular, too. The hair was either a ratty mohawk, often combed out at a jaunty angle and anchored by a hair piece, or a sleek pompadour (as seen on the back view of Anja Rubik, below in gallery). As far as makeup, eyes were lined and winged out in a perfect smokey navy, while the lips were pretty toned down in a rosy pink. We like Karl’s blue period.