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MILAN — Hairstylist Guido Palau called the beauty look at Roberto Cavalli “a bit Gothy.  

 

“I didn’t even see the clothes because they weren’t here, but now that I see them — dark colors, leather gloves — and I suppose with Pat’s eye, the whole effect is kind of Gothic,” he said, referring to makeup artist Pat McGrath.

 

Palau added hair extensions for length and impact, then parted models’ hair in the center, wet it and blew tresses dry after using Redken Nature’s Rescue Radiant Sea Spray to give a “dull, matte, textured look.” Paula avoided making waves to steer clear of a red carpet look.

 

“It’s a simple style, but the length makes it dramatic,” he said.

 

Meantime, McGrath created a high-impact winged, smoky eye lined in black pencil and dusted with bright, iridescent shine (think emerald green, purple and gold). She said it’s “almost like an insect — a beetle — or a peacock.” Lips were kept nude and skin matte.

 

“[It’s] just a sexy Cavalli girl,” said McGrath.

 

 

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Kuba Dabrowski

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Kuba Dabrowski

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Kuba Dabrowski

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Kuba Dabrowski

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Kuba Dabrowski

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Kuba Dabrowski

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Kuba Dabrowski

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Kuba Dabrowski

<p>Backstage at Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Kuba Dabrowski

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