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.”
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)