Diane Kendal’s diverse inspirations for the look at Jason Wu included China’s Ming Dynasty, Forties Hollywood glamour and Chinese military uniforms.
Kendal, working with MAC Cosmetics at the show, concentrated chiefly on the eye, using Tealo Power Point, Minted Eye Khol, Blooz Eye Khol and Club eye shadow, topping it all with Kelly Green Pigment, all from MAC Cosmetics.
“The shape comes from Hollywood, the green pencils from the military uniforms and green pigment from the Ming Dynasty,” she explained. She added black mascara on top lashes only and Sculpt and Cubic blushes on the apples of the cheeks, skipping the lips so as not to take emphasis away from the eye.
Beforehand, Sunday Riley prepped skin with her Ceramic Slip cleanser and Good Genes serum for a “quick facial.”
Odile Gilbert, working with Kérastase at the show, fashioned a slick high ponytail which she termed “strong, but not tough.” She saturated the hair with Kérastase Double Force Control Ultime hair spray and slicked it back, then flatironed it. Next, she gathered the hair into a very high ponytail, securing it not with a hair band but with “bondage tape from a sex shop in Paris.” Gilbert then flatironed the ponytails a second time, sealing split ends with Kérastase’s Fiber Architect.
Fingernails were done with OPI’s San Tan-tonio, a nude shade, and toenails in a clear polish.