Beauty Buzz: Killer Beauty

Dutch artist Ted Noten offers an edgy new take on packaging with his Chanel001 and Dior001 gun makeup kits. The black Chanel001 comes fully loaded with an 18k gold toothpick, a perfume bottle with an 18k gold mechanism, a USB stick, an antique hairpin, a Viagra pill, and of course, Chanel lip gloss. Alternatively, Dior001 conceals Dior lip gloss, a USB stick harboring “secret information,” a 100-gram sterling silver bar, a hair pin, and a special compartment for loading a lady’s “pharmaceuticals.” The pistols, which were just on view at Design Miami/Basel, are made from 3-D printed nylon. They are part of Noten’s seven-part series 7 Necessities for a Woman (to feel like a woman through the eyes of a man), which also includes sunglasses, a bag, helmet, chastity piece, bionic arm and shawl.

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