Each year, the CHANEL Métiers d’Art fashion show celebrates the exceptional talent of these Houses, pairing their know-how with a legendary destination.
PARIS – BOMBAY showcases a specific vision of India. Immense chandeliers and candelabras bathe an opulent banquet table in light. The scent of jasmine floats through the air. Surreal princesses from an idealised empire or authentic Parisian women combine the lavishness of the Maharajas and the timeless codes of the House of CHANEL. Refined jewelry pieces clip back sumptuous hairstyles and black-shadowed eyes take on a catlike appearance.
Indian beauties know how to enhance their noble almond-shaped eyes, which they accentuate with kohl and dark eyeshadows. Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, intensifies the proportions of this iconic makeup to give it a universal character.Eyes succumb to the boldness and mystery of a black eyeshadow in all its nuances with ILLUSION D’OMBRE Mirifique. Graphic makeup with saturated colour blocks stretches out from the corner of the eye to express strength and femininity. The rest of the face focuses on gold and light.
The exclusive creation of the collection is a precious, evanescent golden powder to dab onto cheekbones and eyelids in scintillating touches. In its classic black-lacquered case, ROUTE DES INDES DE CHANEL recreates an embossed motif of a rare fabric, a piece of bronze brocade from an Indian-influenced collection created by Gabrielle Chanel in the 1960s. A stroke of blush structures the face and warms the translucent complexion with the hint of an elegant and sunny earth tone. Lips remain natural, enhanced by the luster of luminous beige shimmering with gold.
On nails, an original nail polish mixing pale gold and silver recalls the traditional festival of lights, for which it was named: Diwali.
All products will be available in July.
ROUTE DES INDES DE CHANEL An ultra-luminous and scintillating golden powder, CHF 85.-
LE VERNIS Diwali A vintage gold with silvery metallic reflections, CHF 38.-
ROUGE COCO SHINE 437 Empreinte A natural beige with iridescent golden shimmers, CHF 46.-
JOUES CONTRASTE 03 Brume d’or A bronze brown with subtle gold sparkles, CHF 60.-
ILLUSION D’OMBRE 85 Mirifique Every nuance of black, CHF 47.-
LE CRAYON KHÔL 61 Noir, CHF 32.-
INIMITABLE INTENSE 10 Noir, CHF 47.-
Photos: Courtesy of Chanel