MILAN — "Aquatic goddesses — innocent but not naive," hairstylist Guido Palau said about the hairstyle that complimented the fluid dresses in Alberta Ferretti's spring 2013 collection.
To achieve a wet, sea-tangled look, Palau, using Redken products, applied Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam into water-dampened hair. Clips were slipped into the crown to maximize the wind-swept volumes and to keep hair off the face. Naturally-dried hair was slicked with Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist to hold the glossy, wet shine.
Makeup artist Diane Kendal, using MAC Cosmetics, started with a Prep + Prime Skin Smoother. Grease eye shadow was blended towards the brow in soft, smoky strokes. A yellowy-golden trail was dusted across the lids and shimmered underneath the eyes with Pigment in Golden Lemon. Brows were lightly accented with brown powder to continue the diaphanous, wet look.
On nails, Keri Blair, senior artist with the MAC Pro Team North America, created a custom-made lacquer. The color, painted onto roundly-filed nails, was a mixture of Pigment in Pink Opal and clear nail polish to evoke an "iridescent, mother of pearl wash, like a sequin or a mermaid tail."
“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
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast