“Forget writing a thesis on the center part — this is about glamour!” said Peter Gray, working for Moroccanoil at the Badgley Mischka show. “This isn’t the Vanity Fair party — it’s the Vanity Fair after party.” Gray cited Catherine Deneuve in “The Hunger” as his muse for the multifaceted updo he created at the show — a mix of an asymmetric roll on the left and a rope twist on the right side of the head, tucked into an undone chignon at the back of the head and topped with a strand of rhinestones glued along the part. “I don’t intend for people to try the whole kitchen sink at home, but I do mean for them to try parts of it,” said Gray. “Hopefully, this will inspire someone to try a chignon, or a twist, or putting rhinestones in their hair.”
Gray started by making a low side part on the left side of the head, reaching from the temple to the nape of the neck. He smoothed hair back, then rope-twisted hair on the right side of the head from the temple to the nape and secured it with an elastic. On the opposite side of the head, he blew the hair out straight with Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream and a paddle brush to give hair a smooth, shiny texture and soft hold. Next, Gray sprayed Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray on each section, and used a curling iron with a one-inch barrel to create a roller set, but rolled hair upward instead of down to take the volume out of the hair. After brushing the hair out, Gray backcombed the hair and formed an asymmetric French twist from the temple to the nape, fastening it into a ponytail at the neck. Gray then rolled the two ponytails into an asymmetric chignon and spritzed the style with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray for shine and texture. The pièce de résistance: long strips of rhinestones covering the part in the hair, which Gray anchored in place with eyelash glue.
Tom Pecheux, working with MAC Cosmetics at the show, masterminded a silver metallic eye using MAC Sea Side Cream Colour Base as a base, with Moody Eye Shadow and Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in Weathered in the crease of the eye. Smolder eye kohl was applied on the inner rim of the lower lashes, with black Haute and Naughty mascara applied to both top and bottom lashes. Skin was perfected with MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation, as well as Prep and Prime finishing powder. Lips were finished with One of a Kind, a raspberry hue.
Deborah Lippmann finished the look with Believe, a midtone metallic shade, on the nails’ half moon, with Ruby Red Slippers, a glittery red, on the remainder of the nail.