May 11, 2021

L’Oréal Paris Holds Champs-Élysées Beauty-Fashion Show

L’Oréal Paris transformed the Champs-Élysées into a giant catwalk Sunday afternoon, closing down the famous avenue to showcase beauty and fashion looks for the public.
Crowds lined up behind barriers down the thoroughfare, braving a drizzle, to see the event, during which brand ambassadors from Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren to Doutzen Kroes and Liya Kebede, and models including Winnie Harlow strutted their stuff down a long runway.
The unprecedented extravaganza combined designs from 17 fashion brands — Balmain, Isabel Marant, Off-White and Sonia Rykiel among them — and jewelry from Chopard. Makeup looks were created by Val Garland, L’Oréal Paris’ newly minted global makeup director, while Stéphane Lancien, the brand’s global hair director, crafted the coifs.
“I’m really excited and nervous,” said Fonda backstage before the show, which she was to close wearing Balmain. “I’ve walked a runway once for charity, but I’ve never done it [for] real. So I’m scared I’m going to fall down,” she added.
Fonda said it was an unexpected honor when L’Oréal Paris approached her to be the face of its Age Perfect skin-care line years ago. “It was a big surprise for someone who never particularly was thought of as a fashionable person,” she said.
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