It’s not cruise, it’s not a seasonal show; nor is it couture: Métiers d’Art is an annual celebration of the intricacy of the work done by the craftspeople who partner with Chanel to bring all those gowns and accessories to such vibrant life.

It’s held in a different location each year too; like Bombay, Edinburgh and Dallas. Salzburg was the location of this year’s spectacular and the clothes had an alpine influence too, with classic Tyrolean and Austrian styles like dirndls and lederhosen worked in high end-stylee. And yes, of course milkmaid braids scream Heidi, but those plaited hair-phones have just gotta be more than a nod to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, eh? Karl Lagerfeld is nothing if not seriously pop culturally-aware.

And what about the beauty? Gold, smokey and very beautiful, it just so happens to be pretty perfect for a little Christmas party inspiration. Check ’em out to see.

Photos: Chanel/Romina Shama

HAIR EARS. Need I say more? Oh, okay, you wanna know what was used for the eyes. Hereya go:

THE EYES LES 4 OMBRES "Tissé Riviera" (N°224)
LES 4 OMBRES "Intuition" (N°36) STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF "Noir Intense" (N°88)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF "Or Blanc"(N°987) ( from the current 2014 Christmas Collection)
VOLUME DE CHANEL WATERPROOF "Noir" (N°10) RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL
CRAYON SOURCILS LE SOURCIL DE CHANEL "Brun" (N°20)

Incredibly beautiful, and that flash of gold is so eye-opening. So what was used on the lips? Some exciting TBC products!

ROUGE COCO BAUME ROUGE COCO "Julia" (N°404) - 2015 Rouge Coco Collection
ROUGE COCO "Cécile" (N°432) - 2015 Rouge Coco Collection
LE CRAYON LEVRES "Beige Innocent" (N°93) – 2015 Rouge Coco Collection
LE CRAYON LEVRES "Bois de Rose" (N°48)

Blush much? Try these:

JOUES CONTRASTE "Brume D'Or" (N°03)
JOUES CONTRASTE "Jersey" (N°80) 

Highlight was CAMELIA DE PLUMES (From the 2014 Christmas Collection).

Skin this good needs prepping. Here's what was used:

HYDRA BEAUTY products range
VITALUMIERE AQUA
ECLAT LUMIERE CORRECTEUR PERFECTION
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE
LIBRE LES BEIGES (POWDER)