Stephanie Hallett
March 07, 2017 11:25 am

Channeling an earlier era of space exploration, Chanel’s Paris Fashion Week hair and makeup called upon 1960s beauty trends, and added a new-age twist. Sending models-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner and Gigi and Bella Hadid down the runway in back-combed, bouffant hairstyles and severe-yet-mod makeup, the overall effect was retro, but perfect for today’s adventurous beauty climate.

The show — titled “Ground Control” — was space exploration-themed, and saw models orbiting around a Chanel-branded rocket ship in the center of the runway wearing astronaut prints and garments inspired by silver Mylar rescue blankets.

Perhaps it’s the looming possibility of another Cold War, or just the success of Hidden Figures, but everything about this show screamed 1960s NASA.

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Chanel hairstylist Sam McKnight explained to Vogue that the inspiration for the glam was ’60s movie icon Barbarella, a ~sexy~ astronaut played by Jane Fonda whose mission is to stop an evil scientist from destroying the galaxy. In the film, Fonda’s hair is teased to the outer limits in a tall bouffant, a look replicated on the Chanel runway and topped off with a chic headband.

The makeup featured thick, chunky mascara — a la 1960s supermodel Twiggy — with a bright, silver shadow and a dark line drawn above the crease at the center of the upper lid. Lips were juicy and tinted, but complemented the overall look rather than stealing the show.

McKnight says the look can be toned down for everyday life, but we think you should go all out. What do you have to lose?