Inspired by Nepalese women working in their village, makeup artist Diane Kendal for MAC Cosmetics fashioned terracotta flushed skin at Prabal Gurung. "He went home and [Gurung] was really inspired by these women in the villages," said Kendal. "They sort of had a winter burn on their cheeks." Skin was perfected with Face and Body Foundation and Accentuate Sculpt Cream was pressed into the cheekbones. Next, Party Line Creamsheen Lipstick was pushed into the apple of the cheek. Lips were prepped with lip conditioner and topped with a little foundation.
Paul Hanlon working with Osis+ created a woman with untouched hair.
“It’s almost like a Geisha,” said Hanlon. “It’s all one length and has a virgin-like quality.” He began by applying hair extensions to the models with shorter hair to keep the look consistent. Using Iron Guard, a heat protector, Hanlon then blow-dried the model’s hair straight and applied Silk Fusion to the ends to make it shiny. Instead of brushing it out, Hanlon put his fingers through the hair to make it appear as if the girls had done it themselves.
Jin Soon Choi for Sally Hansen used Complete Salon Manicure in a nude shade called Himalaya. Then, she applied a vertical line in Rupee Red to the pointer, middle and ring finger to reference Nepalese drapes.
“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