Forget global economic blues. On the Paris runways, the future—or at least next fall—is bright and painted with a punchy palette for both hair and makeup. At Chloé, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury used chocolate brown and shimmering gold to fill eye sockets and highlight cheekbones, a look she said was inspired by “all-American sportiness, like an Antonio López drawing.” Meanwhile, Pat McGrath and Peter Philips blended hues of purple and brown for makeup at Valentino and Nina Ricci, respectively. On the more radical end of the spectrum, faces were awash with color. “[It’s a] rainbow of hues, with lots of sparkle for the evening,” said McGrath of the look she created at Dior. McGrath also played with a broad palette at John Galliano, incorporating wintry tones such as baby blue, purple and lime green to create “frozen Ukrainian brides.” At Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix, pouts were perfectly formed using shades of true red. “It’s a couture, but not an oldfashioned” look, said Stéphane Marais at Lacroix.
Crimping, meanwhile, was the watchword for coifs. At Karl Lagerfeld, the effect was big, with an Eighties spin, whereas at Givenchy, hairstylist Luigi Murenu used the technique to give models strikingly different textures and shapes. “Think New Wave, with crisp edges and graphic patterns,” he said. To get the look, he slicked hair from the forehead to the crown, giving each section a flat, wet fi nish. From the crown down, he crimped locks and left them matte. Odile Gilbert for Nina Ricci, meanwhile, plastered models’ hair down to the nape of the neck before dying it brown with washable gel. From the nape down, she left hair blonde and tonged in soft curls. “It’s pure sculpture,” the stylist explained.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty