Coco Chanel may have revolutionised fashion, but it was silent-film star Louise Brooks that the hair and makeup team seemed to have been channeling at the brand's recent couture show in Paris. The models circled Chanel's specially created casino at the Grand Palais swathed in the brand's signature beading, sequins and feather sporting glorious short bobs created by hair maestro Sam McKnight and his team. In an interesting twist, the models' brunette, blunt-cut bobs were worn high on their heads, exposing their foreheads and a portion of their natural hair, giving their wigs an almost hat-like effect.
And instead of Brook's skinny brows, the models sported full, thick brows that lent a decidedly modern spin to the look. Created using Le Sourcil de Chanel in Brun, these sharp and straight brows had a vaguely Kabuki-like effect as did the colour on the cheeks. With bold fuchsia and rose-pink blush blended high into the cheekbones, the blusher took on an almost angular, Robert Palmer-video girl effect.
The lips were also bold, brilliant and eye-catching as models sported a deep, red-pink that was painted slightly over the natural lip line and the cupid's bow for a full and luscious effect.
Lastly, nails were not forgotten with a clean and chic white lacquer with a black half-moon tip that were a perfect rendition of the brand's eternal elegance.
Here are some key Chanel products to achieve the look: