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Chanel Métiers d’Art Collection 2019 brings ancient Egypt to New York

Chanel returned to New York City for its Métiers d’Art (Pre-Fall 2019) runway show and gave a nod to ancient Egypt through the backdrop of the 10 B.C. Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exaggerated cat-eye makeup that all models sported on the runway was a major highlight of the show.

The Métiers d’Art honors the craftsmanship of the workshops that Chanel has acquired and kept independent.

Chanel’s global creative director for makeup and color, Lucia Pica was behind all the looks for the show, leading a team of 37 makeup artists who had to work with 80 models, some wearing gold body paint. The beauty concept was a contemporary take on the classic cat-eye in white, gold or deep blue gel eyeliner.

 

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Over one thousand special guests were in attendance, among them celebrities like Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard and Penélope Cruz.

Star model Kaia Gerber wore a denim look, with a dark blue cat-eye and slicked back hair.

 

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Chanel ambassador Pharrell Williams also made an appearance on the runway, wearing a golden outfit and dark blue eyeliner.

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