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Chanel Celebrates Five Years Of Its Celebrity Makeup Artist Program

Sophie Elkus |
November 9, 2011 | 1:29 a.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Chanel hosted an intimate yet star-studded dinner party on Thursday Oct. 27 at its Los Angeles boutique on Robertson Blvd. to honor the fifth anniversary of the Chanel Celebrity Artist Makeup Program.

Fashion insiders, magazine and web editors joined Chanel representatives and celebrities to honor the artists Rachel Goodwin, Fulvia Farolfi, Kate Lee, Angela Levin, Kara Yoshimoto Bua and manicurist Tom Bachik, who have been with the company for five years now.

The in-house artists’ work can be seen throughout all facets of the industry, whether on Chanel ads, magazine cover shoots, or on the faces of celebrities at red-carpet events. Goodwin has worked with Blake Lively for her InStyle magazine cover, and stars such as Scarlett Johansson and Emma Stone for their premieres and award show appearances. While Fulvia Farolfi’s artistry skills can be seen in the pages of Allure and W Magazine, Bachik’s nail expertise is equally visible in the print magazine realm as it is on the red carpet.

Celebrities in attendance at Chanel’s celebration were Kate Bosworth, Elle Fanning, Lilly Collins, Christina Hendricks, Hailee Steinfeld, Poppy Delevigne, Gia Goppola and Lydia Hearst, who mingled in the store’s outside courtyard, which was daintily decorated with roses and tea lights. Ensembles in black and muted dark tones were a common choice for the attendees. Kate Bosworth arrived dressed in a chic black button-down blouse and black lace skirt, hair swept back into a tight chignon. Young breakout actress Lilly Collins followed suit in a black lace dress and classic Chanel clutch, a

The artists celebrate at Chanel's Robertson Blvd. boutique
The artists celebrate at Chanel's Robertson Blvd. boutique
nd Hailee Steinfeld donned a gray dress with military-inspired buttons. Poppy Delevigne chose a simple yet flattering shift dress in a material reminiscent of the original Chanel tweed jacket often seen on Coco herself. Actress and model Lydia Hearst broke the mold of classic tones and shapes in a pair of loud red leather pants, adding a burst of color and personality to the mix.

French singer Sophie Auster, dressed in Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection and Chanel Fine Jewelry diamond earrings and cuff bracelet, sung three songs during her private performance for the group. Guests also enjoyed a meal prepared by the kitchen of the Los Angeles restaurant Lucque, cashmere shawls once the temperature dropped, and a deluxe gift set with favorite pieces from the label’s popular beauty collection.

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