Backstage at the Altuzarra, the beauty look was heightened natural, save for eight girls chosen to display graphic eyeliner looks inspired by Picasso. "Makeup is very simple. It's skin, a little bit of eyebrow [and] a contour," lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics noted. With temperatures in New York verging on a freezing, Pecheux was tasked with prepping super-dehydrated skin before he started on makeup. "The skin is reacting very bad to the weather," he said. "The girls are so, so dry." After layers of moisturizer carefully massaged onto the face, Pecheux dabbed MAC Mineralize Foundation where needed, and brushed Sculpting Powder on cheekbones for a light contouring effect. He filled in eyebrows with various brown shadows by MAC, and brushed hair up in light, individual strokes. He used Retro Black Fluidline Pen, a liquid liner, to create cubic eyeliner looks on eight different girls. Pecheux varied his technique for each girl — some were given more psychedelic, curved lines, while with others he kept straight. "It's very conceptual, but very organic," said Pecheux. Odile Gilbert led hair for Kérastase. The look was natural curls, waves and bends, and the work would have been smooth sailing had several of the models not arrived with freshly bleached strands from the Alexander Wang show a few hours prior. In concession, Gilbert went easy on the hot tools, only briefly touching up curls on girls with naturally curly hair. "Everybody is different," said the hair stylist in her thick French accent. "Sometimes in shows everyone has to look the same, but today we're working with individuality." She started with damp hair, applying Kérastase L'Incroyable Blowdry Lotion, out in May, for moisture and heat protection, and lightly dried strands with a diffuser for a tousled natural texture. For girls with straight or naturally wavy hair, she applied Mousse Bouffante for added texture and volume on the ends before blow-drying. Curl Fever, a holding gel, was applied to girls with natural curly hair. All styles were topped off with Laque Dentelle, a flexible finishing spray. The nail look by Julie Kandalec for Essie was a sheer light pink, created by layering Sugar Daddy, a shimmery pink, over Limo-scene, a sheer pink.
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim
“I genuinely fell in love with water, I fell in love with Fiji, I fell in love with the whole life that we lived for those few months,” says @mrsamclaflin of filming for his new movie “Adrift” with @shailenewoodley. The 31-year-old actor spoke with WWD about his upcoming projects, meeting Jamie Dornan and working with co-star Woodley. #wwdeye (📷: @jamstoker)
3 years ago, fans of the late singer Aaliyah started calling for a collaboration with @maccosmetics. With the strength of social media — including mock ups of products — 25,000 people signed a Change.org petition for a limited-edition collection, and MAC couldn’t ignore the buzz. Tomorrow, MAC will unveil MAC x Aaliyah, a tribute to the singer who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Head to our stories to preview the new collection, which was worked on by Aaliyah’s family and inspired directly by her makeup bag. #wwdbeauty
Artistic director @clarewaightkeller will be dedicating @givenchyofficial’s fall 2018 couture show in Paris on July 1 to house founder Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away in March at age 91. Givenchy said the collection would be “an homage to his iconic creations, technique, and personal lexicon” and a “celebration of his timeless elegance and grace.” Head to WWD.com to read more. #wwdfashion (📷: Delphine Achard)
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)