These Haute Couture Beauty Looks Will Define Next Season’s Trends

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If all of the “cores” and “aesthetic” videos popping up on your TikTok FYP are starting to bleed into one another, Haute Couture Fashion Week is a visual feast that will shake up your feed. While ready-to-wear runways offer a sneak peek at what everyone will be wearing in the next six months, the couture collections comprised of made-to-measure pieces are inspirational spectacles. As such, the hair and makeup moments that tie the looks together lean into the fantasy that’s inspired each show. And the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024 beauty looks are no exception.

Solidifying the hair bow’s position as the most popular hair accessory of the year, Chanel dressed up models’ sleek low ponytails with super-sized black ones. Giambattista Valli is another designer that took current beauty trends to new extremes by creating a glowy makeup look inspired by morning dew on flowers. And with the upcoming Paris summer games on everyone’s mind, Dior paid homage to the Olympics with gilded eyeshadow.

Ahead, all of the must-see hair and makeup looks from the Haute Couture F/W ‘24 runways that’ll inevitably end up on everyone’s mood boards.

Jean Paul Gaultier

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Dramatic, chunky winged liner gets the Haute Couture treatment at Jean Paul Gaultier, as does slicked-back hair. The beauty of both of these takes on two major beauty trends is they read more effortless than pristine cat-eyes and sleek buns.

Viktor & Rolf

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While the blunt bob is beloved for its clean, sharp angles, Viktor & Rolf’s Haute Couture show took the classic cut to new heights. Hairstylist Olivier Schawalder sculpted hair into a gravity-defying look complete with blunt baby bangs. For makeup, Sam Visser created a diffused winged chocolate brown smoky eye and matching ombré lips.

Iris Van Herpen

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The fantastical makeup at Iris van Hepern by Karin Westerlund served as extensions of the collection’s dresses. Along with white abstract lines drawn around the eyes to mimic organza, one look included clusters of pearl decals that went from the hairline down the neck. A flawless matte complexion created using NARS Cosmetics was the common thread throughout the looks.


Courtesy of Balenciaga

The references to streetwear, goth, skater, and metal head, references in Balenciaga’s 53rd Haute Couture collection extended to the show’s hairstyles. Many models wore over-grown bangs that covered their eyes. While the look isn’t exactly practical off the runway, it’s a sign that missing a bang trim or two isn’t the end of the world because longer fringe styles are on the rise.

Christian Dior

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In order to celebrate the Olympic spirit of the upcoming summer games, Dior Beauty creative and image director, Peter Philips, went for the gold, quite literally. After creating a glowy base with the brand’s Dior Forever Skin Glow and Dior Forever Glow Star Filter, he illuminated the models’ upper eyelids with a dusting of the gilded shadow from the Diorshow 5 Couleurs Palette in #539 Grand Bal. The slicked-back wet-look braids by Guido Palau further added to the sporty vibe.

Thom Browne

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Brown never fails to push the boundaries of traditional tailoring with his collections, and that includes the accompanying hair and makeup, too. For his Fall 2024 Haute Couture show, models wore monochromatic bronze eyes and lips paired with gilded headpieces or white ones adorned with 3D flowers.

Giambattista Valli

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Giambattista Valli sees your glazed donut skin and raises you dewy flower petal skin. The combination of flushed cheeks, highlighter, and actual flower petals made models look like they were freshly plucked out of a garden.


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Soft, barely-there makeup by Lisa Butler played into the romance of Chanel’s feminine collection which paid homage to opera divas and prima ballerinas. As for hair, Blu & Green founder, James Pecis, solidified the hair bow’s relevancy into fall by accenting the models’ sleek low ponytails with jumbo-sized versions of the accessory. For an extra glossy finish, he used the brand’s Solid Hair Oil when crafting the style.

Rahul Mishra

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“Black, in particular, can add an element of mystery while reflecting the more enigmatic and hidden aspects of an aura,” Angie Moullin, Le Rouge Français ambassador, said of the inspiration behind the looks she created for Rahul Mishra’s latest couture collection. She made models appear enigmatic on the runway by giving them soft, smoky eyes with Le Noir Céphée liquid liner, Le Noir Calistoga pencil liner, and a few coats of Le Noir Cassiopée mascara.

Giorgio Armani Privé

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Instead of buying fancy, bedazzled clips and pins, why not use your own hair to dress up your style? The models at Giogrio Armani Privé each wore their various-length hair in a deep side part accented with a twisted strand of hair.


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As far as Dame Pat McGrath is concerned the aliens are among us, at least on Schiaparelli’s Haute Couture runway where she once again looked to extraterrestrial life for beauty inspiration. She added an otherworldly, iridescent glow to the models’ faces by layering her Skin Fetish: Highlighter + Balm Duo and Skin Fetish: Divine Glow Highlighter on the high points of their faces.

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