Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan” was the catalyst for beauty looks at John Galliano’s fashion show.
“It’s like a dream,” said hairstylist Julien d’Ys.
Indeed, beside the handful of models done up to look like specific personalities from yesteryear, including Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and Edith Head, others were even more far-flung image-wise. Some models, for instance, had gold-colored foil or gold-hued spray paint applied on their coifs. Others sported brightly colored sponges (a nod to Dali, said d’Ys) or stuffed crows.
“It is a fantastical world,” said makeup artist Pat McGrath, who created abstract shapes on faces.