Hairstylist Sam McKnight led the mood of the season at Fendi with his deconstructed Hitchcock-esque bouffant featuring eye-catching slicks of color.
Hair was swept up into formal, elongated and messy twists using Pantene’s Classic hair spray and Sebastian Mousse Forte before adding colored hair extensions in a riot of muted colors including mustard, teal and tomato. Fendi hair bands completed the look.
“The action this season is in the back,” McKnight said backstage, referring to the plethora of chignons and twisted styles gracing the catwalks this season.
Eclectic schoolteachers were in the mind of makeup artist Peter Phillips, who masterminded a melancholic yet austere face that focused on the eyes. Two forthcoming Chanel metallic cream eye shadows in bronze and violet colors — set to launch for fall — were worked on the eyelids; lashes were curled, but left mascara-free.
A Chanel kohl pencil in a shade called Clare — a beige hue — was worked around the sockets, matching model’s skin tone and ensuring the look was subtle rather than graphic. Chanel blush in Ecrin, a soft rose color, was used to sculpt the sides of cheeks.