The ornate princess dresses, sculptural elements and spectacular pieces that Haute Couture is famous for can take hundreds of hours to tailor. When it comes to beauty during Haute Couture Fashion Week, stylists are tasked with orchestrating a look bold enough to pair with intricate evening outfits, but with hairstyle and makeup that doesn't overshadow the carefully unfinished looks. by the creators.
For Fall/Winter 2021-2022 Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, hairdressers and makeup artists went out of their way to ensure that every outfit that paraded was complemented with skillfully applied glamour. From the smoky eyeliner at Dior and Chanel to the retro bouffant hairstyle and modern make-up of Giambattista Valli, discover the best looks spotted on the catwalks of Haute Couture Fashion Week.
The smoked eyeliner
The smoky, sulphurous eyeliner was all the rage at this season's Haute Couture Fashion Week. Evening dress expert Zuhair Murad opted for a classic, diffused smoky eye, while Dior and Chanel went bold by applying thick strokes of black and blue eyeliner above and below the eye for a hypnotic gaze.
The highlighter king
Viktor & Rolf and Elie Saab put the spotlight on sparkle this week. The two brands have bet on royal couture looks highlighted by golden cheekbones and eyelids.
The graphic eyeliner has a nice theatrical touch at Paris Fashion Week. Giorgio Armani had fun with pastel-colored stripes and Balenciaga's sculptural collection was skillfully black offset by exaggerated strokes. Avant-garde Schiaparelli was equally daring with thick lines of eyeliner.
Fendi and Iris Van Herpen let the bold accessories speak for themselves, pairing over-the-top earrings and manicures with understated make-ups. The hair pulled up to the face in sleek updos allows the intricate adornments to take center stage.
Modern makeup is everywhere this year, and the catwalks are no exception. Giambattisa Valli has gone retro this season, with Sofia Loren-worthy eyeliner and '60s-inspired bouffant hairstyles, while Georges Hobeika has gone for the iconic eyeliner applied to the upper eyelid.
The wet look
Hair stylist Guido Palau has abandoned the hairdryer for Jean Paul Gaultier's last show in favour of a catwalk classic: the wet effect. By adding texture and movement to the drenched locks, the look has remained fresh for 2022.
The grandiose silhouettes of Haute Couture were accompanied by equally sculptural hairstyles on a number of parades. At Fendi, the hair was formed over the head, almost like a hat, while at Pyer Moss' first haute couture show, an entire coat of curlers fused beauty and fashion.