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PARIS — There was a soupcon of gold in the beauty look conceived for Dries Van Noten’s fashion show here on Wednesday.

“There’s a lot of gold in the collection, so Dries wanted a little gold in the hair,” explained hairstylist Sam McKnight, who fashioned on models’ heads a low side part lined with actual gold leaf.

McKnight was also inspired by some paintings by Tamara de Lempicka and photographs of Loulou de la Falaise. To smooth the top of models’ tresses, he spritzed some Sebastian Shpritz Forte hairspray.

Makeup artist Peter Philips handc ut small gold-colored threads then glued from five to seven of them between the lashes on each models’ eyes.

“I could have gone for gold fake lashes and just cut them, but it was too clean,” he explained, calling the threads a bit more “live” and “vibrant.”

Models’ eyebrows were enhanced, and their eyelids got a dab of Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Ivory.

<p>Backstage at Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

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