There’s no better time for a beauty debut than the first Monday in May: All eyes are on the museum steps, style appetites are whet, and the annual theme (this year, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,”) offers something of an aesthetic gauntlet for those looking to rise to the occasion. Visual representation of this truism came courtesy of Jessica Chastain, who arrived at this evening’s event having exchanged her signature burnished ginger for a freshly platinum mane—the color-sapped lengths something of a warmed-up nod to Lagerfeld’s toned silver.
The actor wore her blanched blonde in a down-the-back cascade, her polished, center-separated lengths tucked neatly behind her ears and giving way to soft curls as they reached toward her waist. The switch-up was afforded extra drama courtesy of a set of black sunglasses, which Chastain tilted and teased as if to compound the revelatory effect. Behind the shades, abundantly smoked lids lent to the luxuriant drama, the heavy-handed eyes balanced by a peach lip and porcelain complexion. The end result was chilly, said sunglasses teaming with Chastain’s new shade to create an atmosphere of cheeky aloofness—and the impact was immediate.
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