As I scrolled through my Twitter feed to read what fashion folks had to say about the Chanel spring 2013 haute couture show, I thought someone was playing a mean joke by uploading countless Helena Bonham Carter photos. The models wore messy updos topped with dramatic hair accessories, and their smokey eye makeup had a slept-in quality. Now you get the comparison to the eccentric English actress?
Set amidst a natural backdrop of pine and oak trees, the chaotic hair and makeup added an interesting contrast to Lagerfeld's romantic spring collection. Peter Philips, global creative director of Chanel Makeup, applied wing-shaped fake eyelashes and smudged out the black shadow for a decidedly gothic feel. While backstage fixture Sam McKnight used the feather, lace and tulle materials found in the collection to mimic 19th-century hair rags. As far as Chanel nail polish, fingernails were painted in a beigey pink hue and toes were done in navy. We could totally see this in a Tim Burton film.
Check out McKnight's candid shots of model Cara Delevingne below, plus more photos from backstage and on the runway.
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