8 Beauty Looks From Spring 2014 Paris Haute Couture Week That'll Make You Do a Double-Take
There were enough whimsical beauty looks at the Spring 2014 Paris Haute Couture Week to make any girl who appreciates a nice insect-laden headpiece swoon. From Elie Saab to Valentino to (of course) Chanel, many of the most prominent couture shows featured models with beauty looks that were just, well... pretty. Between butterflies and delicate, floral details, an airy, spring-infused mood seemed to be the running theme for more than a few shows. However, couture week wouldn't be complete without some bolder beauty looks as well (thanks, Versace — we can always count on ya). Here are eight of the best beauty looks that are sure to make you want to rock a headpiece ASAP... or at least go out and grab a bag of cotton candy. You'll see what we mean.
Chanel’s beauty look for this year’s couture show was a combination of ultra-glam and feminine, complementing the pastel-dominant collection. Also, we get to play with glitter again, so that’s a win right there.
If anyone knows how to do a quintessentially, unquestionably beautiful collection, it’s Elie Saab. This year’s couture show was no different, with Saab showcasing models with soft makeup and, most notably, this floral detailed veil. Eat your heart out, Say Yes to the Dress.
Slicked back, low bun? Middle part? No makeup? Valentino made my go-to workout look seem chic when paired with this lace gown. And it’s Valentino so, let’s be honest, it’s all about the dress.
Nothing really says pretty like a bunch of white, ethereal butterflies flying around your head. They were everywhere for the Alexis Mabille show. No, really. Everywhere.
Jean Paul Gaultier
In case Alexis Mabille’s butterflies weren’t your style, don’t worry — couture week had even more insect-themed looks to offer (really). Jean Paul Gaultier delivered a bolder version of butterfly accessories, pairing them with a bright, bold lip.
For those of you who have ever dreamt of a crystal-incrusted swimming camp, this season’s Armani collection delivered. With hair hidden beneath a selection of headpieces, makeup artists went for a dark, smoky eye look for an element of mystery.
Differentiating itself from many of the other overtly feminine collections, Versace went with dark, smoky eyes, which peeked out from under hoods. Lady Gaga also made a notable appearance, hood and all — she fit right in.
Cotton candy hair and red lips paired with a menswear-inspired look: What more could you ask for in a couture show? This was designer Marco Zanini’s first haute couture collection, and he delivered.