When Chanel began teasing its Spring 2022 present on social media a number of days in the past, there was one thing acquainted in regards to the cropped, cinematic photographs of Swiss mannequin Vivienne Rohner shot by Inez & Vinoodh. Her sepia-stained lids and pure pores and skin, jaw-grazing bob, and the general Lindberghian high quality of the black and white photographs all struck a well-known, nearly nostalgic chord. The deliberate act of subliminal messaging unfolded this afternoon when Rohner opened right now’s present in a closely accessorized, layered leotard look that might have simply graced the runway 30 years in the past. The dots rapidly linked themselves whereas Christine and the Queens’ cowl of George Michael’s anthemic hit, Freedom ’90, performed within the Grand Palais: Virginie Viard is bringing again ’90s-era Chanel, and a number of the decade’s finest hair archetypes have been alongside for the trip.
“Vivienne, together with her bob, jogged my memory of some ’90s beauties like Linda Evangelista or a really younger Kate Moss,” says hairstylist Damien Boissinot, who was tasked with letting particular person fashions’ personalities shine by way of their hair “whereas including some ’90s components.” With top-of-the-line casts in Paris—which included Anna Ewers, Adut Akech, Grace Elizabeth, and Mona Tougaard— showcasing every woman’s pure magnificence was a breezy process. However Boissinot’s light-handed nods to the previous added to the throwback vitality of a present that included—gasp—smiles on the runway.
Among the many styling components you possibly can add to your Fall temper boards now whereas ready for Viard’s assortment to debut early subsequent 12 months: Akech’s bouclé bow, positioned simply above the nape of the neck; Vittoria Ceretti and Jan Baiboon’s lengthy, straight middle elements; and Lexi Boling’s blue Chanel monogram child barrette, which—by the grace of the retail gods—will hopefully make it to manufacturing. After which, after all, there may be Rohner’s blunt bob, a extra everlasting dedication that Boissinot appeared to suggest with the advantages of foresight: Rachell Harris’s chin-length model supplied a preview of the reduce with a number of months of grow-out.