Peter Philips (Chanel): It’s a quiet moment in the face. It’s nude makeup with a touch of gold—there are a lot of gold elements in the collection: rings, bracelets, in the hair there’s the gold ring. So we did very natural, fresh makeup so as not to compete. On the eyes, we’re using a gold Chanel blush drawn on wet, with a gold liner that's new for fall 2011. And a velvet finish lip—not shiny, not matte—dabbing on Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick, in a natural shade. There’s no mascara, no blush, and the foundation is Chanel Pro Lumiere.
Paul Hanlon: Dries wanted it to be really simple this time, super easy. He liked the idea of all the girls having very clean hair with almost no product at all, like how they wear it to castings. And at the fittings, I saw all this really beautiful gold jewelry—I picked it up and thought, ‘We should use rings in the hair.’ So we made some, in two days! The hair texture is a bit messy, a bit dry, effortless—not to feel like it’s at the hands of a hairdresser. We’re washing the girls’ hair with Bumble and bumble Sunday shampoo, and then massaging their scalps with Styling Lotion for five minutes to get this fuzzy volume, without using a brush or a comb. This is my third season doing this show, and Dries said to me, ‘I want my women to look like real women, and not to look like they’re in a fantasy world of hair and makeup.’ People can relate to it.