For the second time in a row, Virginie Viard swapped the usual Grand Palais for equestrian school Étrier de Paris to show its Haute Couture FW22/23 collection.
Slouchy shapes, ornate details and saturated pops of colour were tempered with a quintessentials Chanel beauty look: clean matte skin, a softly-pinched pink blush, nude lips and a smudgy black liner around the eyes.
Unlike previous collections that featured bold details like heavy wings or watermelon-hued lips, FW22/23 was simple, soft, and very French.
Makeup was led by Lisa Butler, and felt like a rough-up version of the FW22/23 Ready to Wear look presented just a few months earlier: skin was raw but polished, lashed were curled and coated with inky black mascara, a soft black liner was smudged around the upper and lower lash lines, while cheeks and lips were kept all but bare.
Hairstylist James Pecis crafted the perfect soft airy wave to compliment the makeup. Fluffy and ever-so-slightly frizzy, it was natural, youthful and beautifully low key against Viard’s designs. Hats and big black bows acted as a finishing touch for some looks — two enduring Chanel beauty emblems that feel just as relevant today as they did 100 years ago.
Scroll on for a few of our favourite beauty moments from the show, or keep up with our rolling coverage of Haute Couture week here.