It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man named Baptiste Giabiconi, in possession of fortunate good looks, must be cast in every last ad campaign that Karl Lagerfeld shoots for Chanel and Fendi, and make appearances in as many womenswear runway shows as possible, too.
Tuesday's Chanel show was no different. While the models circulated around the runway's Parisian brasserie set, Giabiconi looked spiffy behind the counter in a bartender's outfit. But his presence could be felt elsewhere. Like, kind of... on the models' faces?
While lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux gave some of the girls heavy eyeliner, a number, including Cara Delevingne and Julia Nobis, wore pale lips, slick side-parted hair and — most crucially — heavy arched brows not at all dissimilar to Giabiconi's broody look. Androgyny was almost certainly the goal here, with lead hairstylist Sam McKnight using the hashtag #boysandgirls on an Instagram photo of Delevingne and Kendall Jenner. The question is: Was Giabiconi the direct inspiration for the look?
I'll leave you to make up your minds with this super meta photo of Delevingne and Giabiconi air kissing.