Brands seemed to tap into fantasy and feelings of grandeur for couture inspiration this season, perhaps to escape the banality of real life. In a world that wants instant satisfaction, couture’s exclusive and customizable nature called for beauty looks that fit the part. Models.com breaks down the top hair and makeup looks that ranged from graphically interstellar to the enjoyably demure.
Maria Grazia Chiuri‘s Dior showing was all about surrealism and the power of women with Peter Philips and Guido Palau creating feathered, winged eyes with white mod accents and sleek, parted tresses. Blink and you might have missed the romantic fake tattoos applied to collarbones and Stephen Jones‘ trippy gauze masks.
Some rocked shades (thanks to a fresh Alain Mikli collaboration) some went without, but the beauty look for Alexandre Vauthier was all 80s New Romantic with dialed up blush and frosted lips.
Iris van Herpen‘s ladies of the lake had nymph-like locks with tendrils and a surprisingly pop of neon eyeliner under the eyes,
John Galliano‘s statement for Maison Margiela seemed to derive on the old “what’s done in the dark must come to the light” adage and the beauty certainly was Kira Kira filter approved. Pat McGrath and Eugene Souleiman created a variance of ultra-prismatic looks with slivers of silver foil, vinyl lips, glittered caps and dripping paint a la Leigh Bowery.