Karl Lagerfeld once said that “beauty—or the desire to be beautiful—is in itself a dangerous motivation. It is the sum of our experiences that makes us interesting.” And yet, here was a man who knew how to use beauty to create some truly breathtaking moments—particularly during his tenure at Chanel. Ahead of the Met Gala 2023, which will honor the work of the late designer, revisit the best beauty moments on Karl’s runways, from Devon Aoki’s punk pink rinse to Cara Delevingne’s tweed-laced ponytail.
Chanel Couture Spring/Summer 1992
All eyes were on Naomi Campbell at the Chanel couture spring/summer 1992 show, thanks to her purple pixie cut wig, worn underneath a matching purple veil.