PARIS — “The hair has a kind of ninja, sumo inspiration,” hairstylist Sam McKnight said backstage before the Mugler fashion show. He fashioned a coif for numerous models with a loop at the back of their heads from which hung a very long black or a white ponytail.
“We’re not making any bones about it being fake. It’s a decoration,” he explained.
Shiny hair was achieved by using Sebastian Gel Forte.
Makeup artist Val Garland said she gleaned ideas from “all things Asiatic.”
“We’re working on a linear, Asian-inspired eye using colors white, red and black,” she said, describing a “strong, angular shape.”
Skin was left as “real” as possible and eyebrows were muted.