Hair, styled by Antoinette Beenders for Aveda, mimicked the bat-inspired feel of Christian Siriano’s fall collection. Beenders first created a sharp center part, then attached a braid, which began over the ears and followed through to the back of the head, and used it as a base for the style. Beenders left hair at the crown loose, leaving it to fall flat over the braid. A customized double hair clip was used to anchor the look in place. “We left a wide stretch of hair to channel the wings of a bat,” said Beenders, who used ample amounts of Aveda Air Control hair spray and Control Force Firm Hold hair spray for control and a shiny finish as well as Aveda’s Brilliant Spray-On Shine Spray, which was applied with a Kabuki brush, for “polish.”
“It’s beautiful scary,” said MAC’s Polly Osmond, who was also inspired by bats and all things Goth for the dramatic look she created at the show. “This is modern Gothic,” she said. “It has a lovely, young energy.” The focus was the lip, a dark, almost-black plum shade, which came to dramatic bat-like points at the top and bottom. “Without the pointed, angular bow, this look is wearable,” said Osmond, who lined lips with MAC Lip Pencil in Nightmoth and then used Lipstick in Media for the bat wing-inspired pout. Osmond held off on adding a coating of clear gloss on lips until just before the girls walked, to keep the color from bleeding. She left faces natural, for the most part, but added a light base where needed on some models. Eyes were left extremely simple, with only a dabbing of Gloss Texture on the lids. A taupe-hued blush called Melba was used on faces for a bit of contour.