For the Chanel Holiday 2019 collection, Lucia Pica found inspiration in one of Gabrielle Chanel’s particular – and perhaps unexpected – penchants: her love of ornaments. Now Gabrielle Chanel’s paradoxical proclivities are reflected through Les Ornements de Chanel, which showcases festive grandeur for the modern age.
“The balance between grandeur and modernity is epitomized by the six rouge allure lip colours that stand at the heart of the collection,” said Lucia Pica, Chanel global creative makeup and color designer.
Within Lucia Pica’s vision for the collection, a statement smoky eye or a glossy, lustrous lip appears set against a fresh, luminous complexion, and the contemporary contrast between indulgent splendor and refined minimalism is gleefully indulged. “The woman I imagine using this collection is completely Chanel,” reflects Lucia Pica. “She’s seeking timeless simplicity, but she also loves richness and glamour, modernity and grandeur.
An exclusive range of Rouge Allure limited-edition packaging and powders whose surface have been ornately engraved with a vintage Chanel button, mirror that desire for abundance. “I wanted to express the idea of richness that particularly fits with the festive time of year – but a mastered and modern richness,” explains Lucia Pica. At once contemporary and imbued with the house history, each of her products appears quintessentially Chanel.