“It’s about girls as boys and boys as girls,” said hairstylist Sam McKnight backstage at DSquared. And though he was referring specifically to the look he created there, he could as easily have been referring to one of the major themes of spring: androgyny. Consider the season’s most talked-about hairstyle: Carmen Kass’ crop top, which made news first when McKnight chopped off her locks backstage at Balmain, then created a second round of buzz when Kass dyed it bright red for the Louis Vuitton show.
This story first appeared in the November 12, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.