MILAN — “Karl likes a graphic, striking look that’s all about the silhouette,” said hairstylist Sam McKnight, referring to Fendi’s ready-to-wear designer, Karl Lagerfeld. “We’ve taken a punk, masculine toughness and made it light-hearted with a fox-fur Mohawk.”
McKnight curated the custom-dyed fox fur pieces based on the shape of models’ heads and the thickness and density of their center braids. He explained that Pantene Pro-V Deep Moisture Soufflé was used “to minimize hair damage, hold the braids down and smooth flyaways.” McKnight also spritzed Oribe hairspray on braids’ ends.
“Edgy, punky and a bit rebellious” is how makeup artist Peter Philips described the look he created that referenced Lagerfeld’s homage to Kiki de Montparnasse, the French nightclub singer, actress, artist and model. Using Chanel products, Philips modernized the Twenties Parisian muse’s look with a sharply drawn, dark lip in Rouge Allure Velvet La Provocante.
“We wanted a dark look and discovered that deep purple shades simply blended the best with the collection,” he explained. Models’ skin was matte, lashes curled and eyebrows made strong. Their nails were polished in the deep-purple Vendetta hue.