Chanel’s pre-fall 2012 show was nothing if not sumptuous. Kohl-smudged eyes and a lavish Indian banquet set the tone for a collection that was definitely not subtle. Peter Philips, Chanel’s creative director of makeup, wielded his gold fairy dust liberally on the models, adding golden highlights to cheeks and eyes, Style.com is reporting. So this was not the setting for a subtle, nude polish.
Meet Diwali, Chanel’s newest nail polish(above). Peter Philips has definitely been feeling the metallics lately (see this season’s Graphite, et al) and we can’t wait to try it out–it’ll be available this summer. Gold is a tricky color–it can be streaky and look cheap in the wrong hands. But “cheap” is not a word in the Chanel lexicon, so we have high expectations for Diwali. Thoughts?
And in case you couldn’t make it to the show, check out the video below. (You might actually have a better view than all the people who attended the show. We’re not sure how they saw anything over all those candelabras and piles of sweets.)