By  on February 27, 2013

PARIS — For Dries Van Noten’s fashion show, makeup artist Peter Philips spangled nine models’ ears with crystals.

“It’s between an accessory and makeup,” he explained, adding that the designer’s fall 2013 line includes some accessories with big Swarovksi crystals. “So we bring that back in.”

The main theme of the season’s collection was Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

“We didn’t want to make it too pretty,” said Philips, of the beauty look, so he instead took more of a conceptual approach. “The face is very natural — with nice, beautiful matte-finished skin — in contrast to the sparkle of all the stones.”

Philips applied a small dark pencil line under models’ eyes (in a subtle nod to dancers’ traditional makeup) that was then faded out. Foundation was added to models’ lips, and their eyebrows were slightly enhanced.

Meanwhile, hairstylist Paul Hanlon gave a masculine-feminine take.

“There is lots of tailoring in the clothes this time,” he explained. “It’s almost like women wearing men’s clothes, men’s shoes. So we wanted the hair to have an element of masculinity to it. That’s why we’re doing this very low, deep left-side messy part and then the front is almost like a very soft Marcel Wave. It’s that nod to the Twenties but without being literal.”

Among key products Hanlon used were Frédéric Fekkai Full Volume Mousse and L’Oréal Paris Elnett.

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