In creating the beauty look of the show, makeup artist Stéphane Marais said there was a mélange of inspirations: “a girl in the cold in a snow storm – ice and everything – mixed with girls coming from Berlin, mixed with girls coming from India.”
The “ice girls,” he explained, for instance, had very pale skin with eyelids awash with a sparkly cream to be reminiscent of water or ice. “It’s really, really shiny,” he said, adding the models also got oodles of mascara and a hint of flush on their cheeks.
Another set had darker eye makeup applied and more color on their skin.
Odile Gilbert said there were numerous hairstyles conceived for the show. “We have partings that are like a V, as in victory, and we have very sleek, super shiny low chignons that are supposed to look like lacquer. Another [look is] like a little hood with a pompom done in braids. A few girls are also natural,” she explained.
In models’ parts, Gilbert added a gold-colored pigment. “They’re tiny heads with a lot of shine,” she said.
More From Paris Haute Couture Week Fall 2017:
Chanel Couture Fall 2017: Karl Lagerfeld focused on an essential tenet shared by the Eiffel Tower and couture itself: perfection of structure.
Backstage at Christian Dior Couture Fall 2017: Peter Philips and Guido Palau fashioned the beauty look of the show.
Atelier Versace Couture Fall 2017: The collection blended Baroque references and rock ’n’ roll — with a soupçon of 3-D printing.
Iris van Herpen Couture Fall 2017: For her 10th anniversary show, the designer sent out aquatic-themed creations to a performance by underwater group Between Music.
Paris Couture Gains Extra Day as Confidence Returns: France’s Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture has welcomed five brands as guest members on this season’s schedule.