If lips do the talking, then black is the new red in Paris
It all started harmlessly enough with a few blackened lips last season at Luella in London. No problem, we mused, it’s only for show. Fast-forward six months and everyone’s at it.
Yesterday in Paris alone three designers had their models sporting the trend, causing a run on black lipstick throughout the city.
For John Galliano at Dior, darker than dark lips helped translate the Nefertiti-inspired ensembles, which also included full-on eye make-up and Egyptian updos. At Westwood, meanwhile, it was all part of the dressing-up-in-the-face-of-the-credit-crunch ethos.
Don’t like the idea of black lippie? Well, you can always take your lead from Maison Martin Margiela and wear a pair of tights over your face instead.
Report from Carla Bevan in Paris