Couture Beauty

With couture season at a close, we’re taking a look back at all the bold beauty looks that hit the runway. From the paired-down, strobing at Viktor & Rolf to the maximalist, rouge pouts at Ulyana Sergeenko to the fairyland, beach waves at Versace there’s been a little bit of something for any beauty lover.


Alexis Mabille
Alexis Mabille celebrated his muses of all ages and sizes in wares that glorified femininity and individual beauty looks that brought out the inner beauty of each model.

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Photos courtesy of D+V Management for Matthew Brookes (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ) studio


Alexandre Vauthier
Sex appeal reigned clear for Alexandre Vauthier and the beauty looks created by Christelle Cocquet & Akki Shirakawa mirrored the mood with copper, heavy-lined eyes and windswept, sultry hair.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07:  Izabel Goulart  walks the runway during the Alexandre Vauthier show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 7, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 07: Izabel Goulart walks the runway during the Alexandre Vauthier show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)


Armani Prive
Armani Prive was all about Avatar technicolor, iridescent coloring of pinks, greens, blues, and purples for their Fall couture collection and the beauty team of Roberta Bellazzi and Linda Cantello paired short, dark pixie wigs with smoky gray eyes and fuchsia lips.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: A model walks the runway during the Giorgio Armani Prive show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 07: A model walks the runway during the Giorgio Armani Prive show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)


Atelier Versace
Donatella Versace normally goes for a rock-and-roll smoky eye but this season’s Versace couture show was surprisingly lighter with shimmering mint eyeshadows and leaf-adorned wavy crowns courtesy of beauty magicians Guido Palau & Pat McGrath.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 05:  Joan Smalls walks the runway during the Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 5, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 05: Joan Smalls walks the runway during the Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)


Chanel
Chanel had sharply cut “wig hats” made by Sam McKnight that accentuated the heavily blushed cheekbones of his girls. Add dramatic brows and matte colored lips in warm, reddish tones courtesy of Tom Pecheux and you had a strong beauty showing.

A model presents a creation for Chanel during the 2015-2016 fall/winter Haute Couture collection fashion show on July 7, 2015 at the Grand Palais in Paris.            AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK        (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)
A model presents a creation for Chanel during the 2015-2016 fall/winter Haute Couture collection fashion show on July 7, 2015 at the Grand Palais in Paris. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)


Christian Dior
Peach-stained, glistening eyes and lips bedecked the Dior woman on the couture runway with super natural, slightly rippling hair. The pure looks created by Guido Palau and Peter Philips fitted perfectly with the dramatic silhouettes of the designs.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: A model walks the runway during the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 06: A model walks the runway during the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)


Elie Saab
Pure glamour is the essence of Elie Saab and the couturier brought that vision to the beauty looks with gilded cat-eyes and loose romantic waves courtesy of Tom Pecheux that complemented all those crystals and feathers.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 08:  A model walks the runway during the Elie Saab show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 8, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 08: A model walks the runway during the Elie Saab show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 8, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)


Fendi
Karl Lagerfeld marked his 50th anniversary at Fendi by complimenting his “fourrure” collection with slicked coifs and icy-toned, frosted visages created by Peter Philips.

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PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 08: A model walks the runway during the Fendi show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 8, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)


Giambattista Valli
Orange sherbet was the hue added to many models hair by hair master Eugene Souleiman for the Giambattista Valli couture show with perfect skin, top lined eyes, & glossy lips perfected by Val Garland to accentuate the buggy, mod sunglasses.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06:  A model walks the runway during the Giambattista Valli show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 6, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 06: A model walks the runway during the Giambattista Valli show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)


Jean Paul Gaultier
Breton strips were reinterpreted on the eyes with cobalt eyeliner graphically applied. Messy waves under chapeaus and half-done fishtails were the go-to hairstyles for the show.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 08: Estelle Chen walks the runway during the Jean-Paul Gaultier show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 8, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 08: Estelle Chen walks the runway during the Jean-Paul Gaultier show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 8, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)


Maison Martin Margiela
Each beauty look created by Eugene Souleiman & Pat McGrath was abstractly tailored to each model and the results achieved were artistically maximalist with purposefully seen bobby pins, geometrically painted face masks, and blue paint applied to eyes, lips, and sometimes half the face.

GettyImages-479927942PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 08: A model walks the runway during the Maison Margiela show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 8, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois G. Durand/WireImage)


Schiaparelli
With a new designer at the helm, Schiaparelli beauty took a turn with delicately knotted chignons and surreal headpieces, matched with sky-blue, unlined eyes and salmon glossed lips.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: A model walks the runway during the Schiaparelli show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 06: A model walks the runway during the Schiaparelli show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)


Ulyana Sergeenko
For Ulyana Sergeenko’s couture presentation, models either had intricately woven, messy updos or nape chignons adorned with crystal hair nets. Heavily dark dusted lids and red stained lips complemented the looks.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 05: A model walks the runway during the Ulyana Sergeenko show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 05: A model walks the runway during the Ulyana Sergeenko show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)


Viktor & Rolf
Beauty was held back with clean skin and center-parted, sleek hair for the extreme couture presentation from Viktor & Rolf which had models literally coming out of the canvas.

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PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 08: A model walks the runway during the Viktor&Rolf show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 8, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

1 Comment
  1. the Collections and models are stunning.
    Some of what i see,brings me back to my career as a Model in the 70,stTha

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