Karl Lagerfeld is nothing if not a trendsetter, so who could question the range of his influence over fashion, makeup, photography — or in this case the newest hairstyle sweeping through Paris? The idea is bangs. Big bangs, and the bigger the better, whether they’re side-swept like those of Karl himself — in the hairstyle he’s been sporting for the last few months — or fall willy-nilly across the eyes as they did on models during Lagerfeld’s Chanel show. It might take your 20/20 vision down a notch or two, but hey, that’s the price to be paid for keeping au courant.
Actually, to the dismay of some of the models, it was Lagerfeld himself who pushed the hair into their eyes just before they hit the catwalk. As Frankie Rayder waited to take her turn, she’d slyly convinced the hair team to pull the bangs out of her eyes, only to have the designer playfully push the bangs back where they belonged — front and center.