A front row seat at fashion week is an optimal position for a beauty reveal. Attendees and onlookers are primed for all things fresh—breath bated, ready to be wowed. Earlier this week, Jennifer Connelly delivered at the Louis Vuitton spring 2023 show at the Cour Carrée in Paris, where the Top Gun: Maverick star unveiled a newly abbreviated bob destined to inspire a trend this fall.
Gone were Connelly’s preternaturally shiny raven lengths, replaced with a coif snipped by hair stylist John Nollet to frame her jawline—so we imagine, at least. Rather than separating it at the center and letting it fall around her face, Connelly raked the layered style back, a deep side part providing extra lift and texture. The rounded chop felt in step with her Louis Vuitton ensemble, which combined graphic florals, a blend of fluidity and structure, and a play of proportions to achieve Nicolas Ghesquière’s note of ‘pretty tough.’
With a gaze-encasing touch of tawny rose eyeshadow—courtesy of makeup artist Kay Montano—Connelly became the very embodiment of Ghesquière’s’’ collection aesthetic: an almost threatening brand of beauty.