Take a peek at this super cute Chanel short movie created by Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of Makeup for Chanel. 🙂

Peter Philips Brings His Beauty Kit to Life for the Brand’s Cheeky Short

A jet-propelled robot, a beaming sun god and an impish spider are not the likeliest of characters to embody the ultra-luxurious world of Chanel, but Peter Philips, the innovative mind behind them, has made his name pursuing the unexpected. Chanel’s Global Creative Director of Makeup took a break from conceptualizing cosmetic gold to don the animator’s cap for today’s short, a work inspired by a series of headdresses he crafted from beauty product packaging for a Vogue Paris shoot. Built from a trove of compacts, glosses, brushes and more, Philips’s characters embark on a journey that begins with a lipstick-powered automaton blasting through the clouds and ends on more familiar ground, with a model whose chic ensemble channels Mme Chanel herself. Philips came to the task with the requisite technical skills, having studied graphic design before attending Antwerp’s AcadĂ©mie Royale des Beaux-Arts. But he did concede on one creative point—the music. “If it were up to me it would have been disco,” he confesses.

You can also view this video (date is Jan 25th) and another (Jan 24th) which discusses the start of his makeup career and the inspiration behind this animated short via the links below:

http://www.nowness.com/day/2011/1/24

http://www.nowness.com/day/2011/1/25

Enjoy!

-VV

Written by Kelly
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