Chanel Revives the Hair Bow

Amidst all the kerfuffle caused by the traditional Native American motifs used in Chanel's Wild West-themed Métiers d'Art show Tuesday night, we can hardly believe we almost missed this exciting beauty tidbit: The return of the hair bow!
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Amidst all the kerfuffle caused by the traditional Native American motifs used in Chanel's Wild West-themed Métiers d'Art show Tuesday night, we can hardly believe we almost missed this exciting beauty tidbit: The return of the hair bow!
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Photos: Getty

Amidst all the kerfuffle caused by the traditional Native American motifs used in Chanel's Wild West-themed Métiers d'Art show Tuesday night, we almost missed this exciting beauty tidbit: The return of the hair bow!

And no, we don't mean that fabric clip stuff a la Anne of Green Gables. We're talking bows... made of hair. According to Allure, the show's hairstylist Sam McKnight created the bows from fake hair and matched each of them to the models' tresses, before sliding them onto ultra-low, imperfect ponytails or securing them to the tops of their heads.

While Lady Gaga, with her cartoonish hair bows of 2011, may have been the originator of this trend, this is something entirely different. As McKnight told Grazia, the version he created was "all about the modern cowgirl. Cool, messy, low ponytails, and sexy." We aren't quite declaring hair bows a trend again just yet -- but we're definitely feeling the undone, casual vibe McKnight's rendition exudes.