From the moment Gabrielle Chanel deigned to incorporate jersey, a material used exclusively for men’s underwear, into women’s sportswear in 1912, the Chanel label became a harbinger for change. It set trends, mobilized movements and created needle-moving pieces, such as the trimmed tweed suit (created in 1956) that, to this day, remain staples of many women’s closets. That tweed suit along with Chanel’s little black jacket became fundamental to the Chanel DNA, but the late artistic director Karl Lagerfeld uncovered copious ways to infuse these ideas with fresh life, forever reimagining their silhouettes and patterns. Whether presented as an uber-cropped-and-fringed shorts set, a cheeky twist on beachside resort wear with an umbrella print, or a head-to-toe explosion of dizzying pattern and pearls, the look of Chanel is 100% iconic. Of course, translating how Lagerfeld flirted with tweed, texture and print into nail art is no small feat, and guest artist Taylor Watson does so with plenty of aplomb, recreating detailed tweed down to the tiniest stitch on a pearl-dotted clear negative-space design. She takes on Lagerfeld’s gutsier Chanel visions with equal ingenuity, creating swooping high-contrast line work on a futuristic French manicure and a gorgeous watercolor-effect design that is absolutely perfect for your clients’ warm-weather vacations.
[Polished Look] Forever Iconic: Chanel-Inspired Nail Art
Jun 15th, 2022