Here are a few things you are going to want (and badly) from Replica Chanel next season: A new riding boot with an exposed flash of skin at the ankle, an oversize pale pink puffer with black patent trim, and a neat, stiff-brimmed hat with a delicate pearl riding strap—but that’s not all. For today’s Fall 2016 show, which worked and reworked the house’s signature tweeds in inventive new ways and proportions, designer Karl Lagerfeld dreamed up one more statement accessory for his gang of #FrontRowOnly fans: a textured eye inspired by the label’s quilted replica handbags, which is destined to become an instant classic.
As models like Gigi Hadid and Lindsey Wixson stepped onto the runway inside Lagerfeld’s pared-back, elegant salon show space, their cross-hatched, bespeckled lids seemed to have been treated with actual fabric. But a closer look revealed what appeared to be the careful handiwork of backstage makeup artist Tom Pecheux and a wash of selectively applied black magic pigment that ran from lash line to brow.
While you’ll have to wait to get your hands on the house’s cultish renditions on the cross-body chain bag, the statement look is primed to go into immediate heavy rotation. Tonight’s mission? Break out the makeup brush, the eyeshadow, and your favorite 2.55 as a reference—and don’t waste another minute getting to work.