From graphic liner to arty flicks, the eyes have it this season.
Many would agree that the widespread fascination with the iconic bust of Queen Nefertiti discovered in 1912 is what propelled eyeliner into the 20th Century. Mimicking the thick, black line of kohl that outlined the ancient Egyptian queen’s almond-shaped eyes, it did not take long for eyeliner to become symbolic of notable beauty icons of our time—from Twiggy to Brigitte Bardot, and most recently, the season’s runway models sporting regal looks.
AN ARTIST’S PALETTE
Magnificently set against the backdrop of 10 BC Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we saw more than just a meeting of the Old Kingdom and the New World in the graphic kohl-lined eyes at the Chanel Paris-New York Métiers d’Art ’19 show.
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