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The Most Eye-Catching Beauty Looks Seen at Paris Couture Week FW 2023

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From July 3 to 6, 2023, Paris is hosting Haute Couture Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2023-2024. When you think of couture runways, some of the first things that come to mind are extravagance and limitless creativity, and that extends to the beauty looks. The proof is in these pictures.

Beauty at Haute Couture Fashion Week

Shimmering hair at the Valentino show

Exceptional settings deserve exceptional jewelry. Among the statement jewels at Valentino’s haute couture show at the Château de Chantilly, one headpiece caught everyone’s eye. “Dreads” of rhinestones and metallic jewels covered the model’s entire head of hair, falling to her hips with a shimmering look reminiscent of a knight’s coat of mail.


Antique head jewelry at Jean Paul Gaultier

Wreaths of golden flowers, braided headbands, charms… all elements that made head accessories the beauty statements of Julien Dossena’s first show for Jean Paul Gaultier.

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Body paint at the Schiaparelli show

The latest haute couture Schiaparelli show was, like other seasons before it, a reflection of the artistic DNA that Daniel Roseberry infuses each of his collections with. A creative vision that is extended by Pat McGrath, the house’s makeup chief, who painted parts of certain models’s faces or bodies with intense Klein blue. The same shade was spotted on the show’s graphic skirts and some of the accessories.


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Hair at the Christian Dior show

If we had to sum up the beauty look of the Christian Dior show in a nutshell? On one side of the model, Peter Philips orchestrated a luminous makeup look, and on the other, Guido Palau had fun revisiting the braid in a totally original version that formed an infinite look.


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Circus paint at the Thom Browne show

There were swathes of pigment, even in fluorescent hues, graphic lines that accentuated the eyes, and even half painted mouths. For his very first haute couture show, celebrating his house’s 20th anniversary, Thom Browne presented extravagant makeup, reminiscent of clowns.

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Translated by Jack Pownall.

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