The Spring 2010 runways were rife with faux tattoos. Rodarte got us started in New York with oversized, tribal tattoos. Fast forward to Paris where Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel both showcased the look. At Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld sent the models out with a selection of delicate, painted-on garters with tiny jeweled crosses and chains. Dying yet?
Never fear. Chanel plans to launch a collection of 55 individual tattoos. Named Les Trompe L’Oeil de Chanel Temporary Skin Art, the designs are a take on the temporary tattoos that Chanel’s global creative director, Peter Philips, designed for the Paris show.
The limited-edition pack will be available from Chanel.com starting mid-February and will retail for $75. From March 1, the tattoos will be available at Chanel boutiques, concessions and, in London, the Selfridges counter.
If 2009’s craze over Chanel’s Jade nail color was anything to go by, you better get down there if you prefer your tattoo to be temporary.