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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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)
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.
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.
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.
PARIS, 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)
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.
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.
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.
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)