Penélope Cruz adores everything about Chanel, especially its recognisable black hair ribbon.
Penélope Cruz will almost certainly be wearing Chanel if you see her at an event. A black hair bow, one of the maison’s distinctive accessories, was required for a recent press event in Paris for her new movie, L’immensità. In order to complete her retro-inspired bouffant hairstyle and accentuate her dramatic winged eyeliner, Penélope wore the ribbon as a hairband.
Her incredibly short bouclé tweed minidress, which was belted at the waist, received a fun finishing touch in the form of the bow. A round bag in Chanel’s signature quilted lambskin and bejewelled drop earrings with the house’s double C logo were among Penélope Cruz’s other notable accessories.
The bows on Chanel’s hair have a past. The bow was a favourite of the brand’s founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel; the late Karl Lagerfeld, who served as creative director; and his successor, Virginie Viard, who has continued to include bows prominently in her shows. They were placed to the braided mohawks of the models for her autumn/winter 2021 couture collection to give them a punk touch. Penélope’s interpretation was more traditional yet still charming.