On the heels of controversial runway hair from last season, Marc Jacobs put a lid on it for his fall 2017 show.
“The hair is an accessory to the hat,” hairstylist Guido Palau said of the hair for Thursday afternoon’s show. Models wore six styles of hats — save for one model whose own hair, thanks to loads of product, was fashioned to look like one.
There were black, leopard, auburn, leopard, gray, black and white polka-dotted and striped hats, based on the beanies and Kangols worn in the Seventies and Eighties.
“They’ve been souped up and made bigger. In a way they look couture — they are taken from what kids wore in the street and they still do now.…I got an easy morning I think — till Marc [Jacobs] gets here,” he said with a laugh.
Makeup artist Diane Kendal said Jacobs’ inspiration for the show’s makeup came from documentary “Hip-Hop Evolution” and street culture — especially in New York. She maintained that each girl had a “slightly different feel.”
There wasn’t a single makeup look. Variations of a few themes — highly pigmented burgundy lips achieved by mixing dark red and black lipstick, bare lips, glossed eyelids, eyeliner on the inside and around eyes, mascara only on lashes, bare eyelids, and so on.
Jacobs wanted to celebrate individuality, Kendal said.
“I was there through all of the tests and as each girl got dressed with her outfit, we looked at her and decided whether she was getting a dark mouth [or not],” Kendal said. “It’s about street culture during the day — maybe day going into night.”
For nails, Jin Soon Choi was on hand feverishly filing down press-on nails, which had a total of seven variations. Some were just painted, others had metallic nail art and some even had a letter affixed to each nail to spell out “Marc Jacobs.”