Chanel Brings Barbie-core Beauty To Its LA Runway
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Chanel Brings Barbie-core Beauty To Its LA Runway

Photo by Emily Malan

Last night in Los Angeles, Chanel paid homage to the current pop culture landscape with a parade of Barbie-inspired blowouts.

Last night in Los Angeles, Chanel—by way of Virginie Viard—paid homage to an early-’90s iteration of the City of Angels. Promos for the resort 2024 collection featured billboards, beaches, and aerobic routines à la Cindy Crawford’s and Jane Fonda’s iconic tapes. Another factor reminiscent of said era? The hair, which toed the line between late-century throwback (think va-va-volume) and of-the-moment Barbie-core.

Behind-the-Scenes At Chanel’s Hollywood Takeover Show In Los Angeles
Photo by Emily Malan

To accompany Viard’s collection of shimmering shorts, leotards, ’70s silhouettes, and sequined sets (LA through many ages), hairstylist James Pecis whipped hair into side-swept Barbarella blowouts, the sort that you would imagine on a Chanel edition of a boxed Barbie. Makeup artist Lisa Butler leaned into the retro moment, eyes rimmed in blurred liner, peach liberally pulled across lips and cheeks. The notes felt timely from a pop culture perspective, particularly with Margot Robbie and Riley Keough sitting front row. Between the forthcoming Barbie and the recent release of Daisy Jones and the Six, nostalgic, slightly camp details are everywhere, a lively antidote to any present-tense fatigue.

Behind-the-Scenes At Chanel’s Hollywood Takeover Show In Los Angeles
Photo by Emily Malan

So, wear your hair high and your confidence higher—the latest beauty looks demand a bit of buoyant drama. 

This article was originally published on Vogue.

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