Musicians make a statement with wild manes, retro manes or no manes at all.
Despite the fact that she showed up at Armani’s fall 2007 show in Milan wearing what appeared to be fur-covered hair clips at the base of an otherwise-chic bob, Tina Turner is a rock chick who, let’s face it, knows how to work a wild mane (or, as some have whispered, a wild wig). The “Proud Mary” singer went from the structured beehive (Amy Winehouse, take note) to the flip to her now-signature lioness crown over the course of some 30-odd years, thus ushering in an era in which singers, rather than screen stars, set the (hair) style bar ever higher: Think Madonna as Marilyn, Sinead as monk, Cher as showgirl, Britney as junior high tart.
“Compared to Hollywood — and I’ve done a lot of Hollywood — musicians have the chance to really go beyond and give themselves an edgy look,” says JF Salon’s Julien Farel, who has tended to chanteuses from Jane Birkin and Carly Simon to Carla Bruni, pre-Sarkozy. (“She wanted to keep it long and very trendy on the top,” he says. “Really she just didn’t want to be boring.”)
Onstage, unlike on the red carpet, it would seem, bigger is often better, and color — well, pink picks up the strobe lights just that much better than brunette, doesn’t it? “Pink wanted to set herself apart, but she is that woman — that edgy, go-getter woman — so the color worked,” says stylist Danilo of the Mohawked, cerise-striped singer, with whom he’s collaborated on several shoots. Danilo is something of a rock ’n’ roll mane man, having worked with a list of divas three songbooks thick: Dolly Parton (“We did 17 looks for one shoot”), Cyndi Lauper (“She rocked the pink hair first!”), Courtney Love (“It was a long time ago, and she was kind of a mess”) and, most famously, Gwen Stefani, whom he met backstage at a Vivienne Westwood show in the Nineties. It was Danilo who gave Stefani that platinum architectural coiffure for the 2004 Golden Globes, as well as Joni Mitchell a sleek, center-parted look for her 2004 VH1 special.
Though Stefani hasn’t let motherhood turn her roots brown, the pack of Aqua Net-wielding songstresses, from Faith Hill and Shania Twain to Emmylou Harris and Miss Parton herself, aren’t taking to the stage as often anymore. Could Katy Perry and Goldfrapp be the next hair icons? Perhaps, but in order to get a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t, they’ll have to be willing to switch up their looks faster than a Beyoncé costume change. As the feathered, crimped, highlighted and teased (often all at once) Stevie Nicks once said: “I’ll never be in style, but I’ll always be different.”
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Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews