Faces at the Monique Lhuillier fall show, created by Val Garland for MAC, were fresh, but intricately styled. Garland created a “lush Lolita lip” and porcelain, polished skin, with a bit of highlighter on cheekbones and above the lip for subtle sculpting. A romantic lilac gloss was added to eyelids for a “fresh, innocent but glamorous look.” Garland left lashes without mascara and used bright red lipstick in crimson, dusted over with an opaque red powder for a true red, velvet lip. “There’s a red-carpet feel,” said Garland. “It’s the look of her first debutante ball or a night on the town.”
Hair, styled by Rudi Lewis for Barex, featured an ornate, Samurai-styled bun, interwoven with a roped braid of hair, twisted with a 2-meter-long piece of satin from the collection. “We’re piling hair high and pinning it up in front,” said Lewis. “The collection is very embroidered and detailed and we wanted hair that reflected that.” Lewis used Barex Gloss Hairspray to keep hair slicked back in a geometric ponytail, where lines and pleats were strategically created. He used black elastics, infused in the style, to tie up the pieces and keep the updo from falling. “It’s young and fresh and definitely not heavy,” said Lewis.
Nails featured CND’s Rouge Red, topped with two coats of CND Air Dry Topcoat for a supershiny finish. “It’s exotic and lacquered,” said CND style director Jan Arnold. “It’s almost a liquid red. This is a China Doll beauty story.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia