Karl Lagerfeld must have really enjoyed "Hidden Figures," because the space-travel vibes were far from subtle at the Fall 2017 Chanel runway show on Tuesday in Paris. While that inspiration was overt in the collection itself — it featured metallic wraps and astronaut prints, for starters — it was slightly softer when it came to the accompanying hair and makeup. But only slightly.
Makeup artist Tom Pecheux drew on the metallics found throughout the collection, painting the models' eyes with silver pigment and then contrasting it with floating swipes of black eyeliner and exaggerated lower lashes.
Sam McKnight's voluminous hair — which, when paired with the thick knit headbands that covered the models' ears, brought to mind an overly coiffed '80s astronaut just in from the slopes — was purposefully helmet-y. It poufed up at the crown and then fell languidly down the back for a striking effect.
To build that exaggerated volume, the models endured plenty of back-combing; there's proof on McKnight's Instagram feed. But the hairstylist also used the opportunity to bust out his newly minted eponymous hair-product collection, which he debuted backstage last month (though it's not available for retail yet). He relied on the Modern Hairspray from that line to make sure the height remained intact throughout the show.
Some models with a unique hair texture or style — Alanna Arrington's curls or Cat McNeil's Alexander Wang crop, for example — got a simpler treatment, with the hair team maintaining the basic integrity of their usual look but pairing it with a headband.
Click through the gallery below to see a selection of beauty looks from the Chanel Fall 2017 runway.
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