Tom Pecheux, for MAC, was inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt for the “dark, Gothic-feeling” beauty look at Badgley Mischka. “It’s a little bit unusual.” Designed to play off the heavy embroidery in the collection, which reminded Pecheux of a “Tim Burton character,” girls were given “burgundy-black” eyelids, which became darker by the lash line. He left brows and cheeks alone and instead focused equally on a deep, matte lip. “Everything is matte except for the gold strip,” said Pecheux, who alluded to Klimt with a flash of gilded shimmer.
Peter Gray worked on behalf of Moroccanoil to create a look that felt as if it were “breathing” and “moving.” Inspired by the 1927 film “Metropolis” and its lighting, angels and the geometry of its “imaginary cityscapes,” Gray used new product, Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray, for hold and frizz control. Gray set out to counterbalance the strong sculpted lines of the collection with a “floating” hair texture, created from three curling irons of different sizes. After being set with bobby pins, curls were brushed out for a soft feel, while some strands were randomly back-combed throughout the head. Gray added small buns in some of the model’s heads for an “irregular silhouette.” “It’s almost like a cloud that walks,” said Gray.
Nails, led by Deborah Lippmann, featured a “duet” of aubergine shade and Dark Side of the Moon as a base, and shimmering Nefertiti, described as a “modern micro fine golden frost,” on the tip.
“This is how a sophisticated woman does nail art,” said Lippmann. “The gold feels like a piece of jewelry dripping.”
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast