Kaia Gerber Rocked Her First Chanel Couture Runway With Bright Lipstick and a Killer Headpiece

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Kaia Gerber walks the runway during the Chanel Spring Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2018 in Paris, France.  Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

She’s moving on up! Kaia Gerber crossed a major milestone off her modeling bucket list when she made her couture runway debut in the Chanel Haute Couture extravaganza at Spring-Summer 2018 Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, January 23. The 16-year-old had previously walked in two of the brand’s ready-to-wear shows, but she looked straight out of a fashion fairytale as she made her way through the whimsical, garden party-themed set. But the pièce de résistance of the entire spectacular was undoubtedly the romantic beauty look complete with bridal-inspired floral headpieces and pretty-in-pink makeup.

Designer Karl Lagerfeld created a lineup of voluminous, embellished frocks in pastel shades to accompany the decadent fountain, lush greens and opulent florals that filled the Grand Palais.

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Kaia Gerber walks the runway during the Chanel Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2018 in Paris, France. Dominique Charriau/WireImage

The crowning glory of the ethereal designs was intricate rose-topped veils created by hairstylist Sam McKnight. Each one-of-a-kind headpiece was made specially for the model wearing it, with Gerber’s having pink and ivory flowers atop the crystal-adorned black veil that brides-to-be are likely bookmarking for future reference.

Beneath the veils, McKnight styled the models’ hair into tousled ponytails secured at the nape of the neck with a black elastic. He created the undone texture by spraying the ponies — or, for models with shorter hair, the mid-lengths and ends — with a bit of dry shampoo.

Makeup artist Tom Pecheux, meanwhile, created a girly, monochromatic makeup look that centered around a high-shine fuchsia pout. Hot pink blush on the apples of the cheeks brightened up the face, while Twiggy-esque lashes had an eye-opening effect.

From the jaw-dropping dresses and sparkly booties to the festive headpieces and flirty makeup, the head-to-toe look was, quite simply, oh-so-pretty and such a beautiful way for Gerber to make her couture debut!

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