The success of Gabrielle Chanel is the story of a unique rendezvous
between talent and destiny: a visionary spirit emboldened by
fortuitous encounters. Her impeccable style could only be matched by
her born talent for inspired conversations—ceaseless creative
dialogues that define the ethos of the House to this day.
Often paradoxical, the art of the creative encounter is as elegant as it is bold. It is the force that unites feminine and masculine, simplicity and opulence, present and future, the familiar and the unknown, technical expertise and spectacular dreams, timelessness and innovation, black and white.
What is beauty if not the story of many transformative encounters? Beauty is where shape meets color, and shadow meets light. It is a dance between matter and illusion, between one’s imagination and one’s reality, between a woman and the destiny she defines for herself.
At CHANEL, beauty is the story of a sacred trinity: singularity, allure, and the act of becoming. It is an infinite journey that is nourished by the past, rooted in the present moment, and that looks boldly towards the future.
Driven by its innate appetite for creative exchange, CHANEL is pleased to present the COMETES COLLECTIVE,
a group of emerging talents shaping the future of beauty. With the
COMETES COLLECTIVE, the CHANEL Makeup Creation Studio accelerates its
creative momentum, leveraging the power of diversity by empowering
multiple points of view. This innovative and inclusive concept opens a
new realm of possibility at the heart of the Studio.
As of October 2022, this collective of rising stars will begin to shine, each working in her own way to expand CHANEL’s palette of colors and shades, reinterpret icons, and reinvent and enrich the House’s creative language. Theirs is the art of dreaming, creating, and redefining the role makeup plays and will play in our lives.
Each member of this collective has been chosen for their vibrant and singular vision of beauty as well their values that resonate with those of CHANEL. Together, they will add a pioneering new chapter to the House’s tradition of exploring the way women see themselves. Each artist will bring their unique vision, authoring their own seasonal collections and working together on shared releases.
The spirit of transmission, collaboration, and co-creation is alive as ever at the House of CHANEL, and it is at the heart of the COMETES COLLECTIVE. Galvanized by mutual inspiration and shared expertise, they will engage in a colorful creative dialogue that will only grow richer over
time, with new talents and perspectives joining the conversation. The
COMETES COLLECTIVE is a tribe of independent thinkers united, above
all, by the conviction that beauty comes from the freedom to be and to
become yourself in all your richness, complexity, and nuance.
By creating this community of emerging talents, the CHANEL Makeup Creation Studio follows in the entrepreneurial footsteps of Gabrielle Chanel, often revolutionary and always at the service of an iconic style that defines its time.
Inspired by their respective trajectories and driven by a shared passion for collaboration, Ammy Drammeh, Cécile Paravina, and Valentina Li are the first artists to join the COMETES COLLECTIVE.
The House is proud to partner with these artists, the deserving recipients of international acclaim for their creativity, their expertise, and their free and authentic visions of beauty. With the support of the CHANEL Makeup Creation Studio, they will contribute to the development of new collections and create inspiring content for CHANEL makeup lovers.
Having already embarked on this exciting new chapter, the House will reveal the first COMETES COLLECTIVE collections in January 2024.