What a joy it was to see haute couture shows back on the IRL agenda for the Fall 2022 season. A parade of frothy sartorial confections felt like just the antidote we needed this side of the pandemic, with a whole host intrepid beauty looks to boot.

It seems hair and makeup teams relished the opportunity to flex their creativity once again, dreaming up a series of artistic looks to complement the otherworldly clothes sent down the runway. Here are some of GRAZIA‘s standout beauty moments from haute couture week.

Armani Privé

Headshot detail at the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 6, 2021 in Paris, France.(Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)

Pastel blue eyeshadow and glossy, softly curled hair provided the perfect entrée into post-pandemic glamour courtesy of Armani Privé.

Chanel

PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 06: A model walks the runway during the Chanel Couture Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 06, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Elegant punks reigned supreme at the Chanel show, with braided faux-hawks and sharp inky eyeliner.

Dior

PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 05: A model walks the runway during the Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021-2022 fashion show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on July 5, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Models at Dior wore vivid blue eyeliner (yep, evidently blue is going to be big this year) that ran along the lower lashline and tapered out into an extended wing.

Giambattista Valli

OTT sculptural hair art stole the show at Giambattista Valli, with towering bows, bouffants and feathers.

Iris Van Herpen

3D nail art was used to create the stunning effect of water droplets on fingernails at Iris Van Herpen.

Jean Paul Gaultier

We saw soaked, slicked strands at Jean Paul Gaultier, paired with intricate tattoo work across models’ faces.

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