Inspired by the beautiful French landscape of the Provence, Virginie Viard presented the Chanel Resort 2022 collection with Punk fashion and beauty references, including strong Kajal eye makeup and dramatic cat eyes.
Every year, Chanel’s Cruise collections are fabulous. The show was set in eery cave-like quarries left by limestone excavations in the village Les Baux de Provence. The same place where Jean Cocteau filmed The Testament of Orpheus. Chanel’s artistic director Virginie Viard explained that she drew inspiration from Cocteau’s black and white film. Additionally, the aristocratic model Stella Tennant inspired her. More specifically, Viard thought of the famous photo Mario Testino took of Tennant, which clearly influenced Chanel Resort 2021 beauty. In the iconic photo, the model, in a punk look, sits in the family estate’s garden. Next to Tennant stands her grandmother, the Duchess of Devonshire, who looks regal in a ballgown.
Virginie Viard managed to recreate the same sophisticated luxury mixed with a punk attitude for Chanel Resort 2022 Resort collection thanks to the accessories and beauty.
Models wore fringed capes, crochet minidresses, and miniskirts paired with graphic t-shirts, fishnet stockings, punk-style dog collar necklaces and lip piercing jewellery.
Punk makeup for Chanel Resort 2022
Besides the jewellery and leather holster belts, the makeup was a clear reference to the punks. Makeup artist Lucia Pica played with the punk and rock-chick beauty codes. She gave the Chanel Resort models dramatic cat eyes in razor-sharp black. Additionally, she used bright red blush not only on the upper cheekbones but also along the eyes, achieving an edgy look. To balance the statement eyes, Pica created soft, dewy lips in a natural colour.
The focal point of the free-spirited Chanel Resort beauty were with no doubt the eyes, signaling the comeback of the blacker than black kohl eyeliner. We see a strong oriental influence in beauty with these sultry cat eyes, which is probably the result of the use of masks during the pandemic.
Edgy hair looks complete Chanel Resort 2022 Beauty
To complete the punk makeover of Chanel Resort 2022, hairstylist Damien Boissinot created several edgy hair looks. We saw voluminous razored fringes parted to the side or covering part of the eyes. Several hairstyles reminded us of Stella Tennant like the choppy bobs and pixies. And some hairdos were topped off with barrettes and spiked feather accessories.
Here are the beauty products you need to recreate Chanel Resort 2021 punk makeup looks. But, unless you’re going to a costume party or meeting Billy Idol, balance your rebellious makeup with classic outfits and lady-like pearls, one of the jewellery trends this year.
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Photos courtesy of Chanel.