PARIS — Beauty's in the detail of haute couture, and this season was no exception. But rather than creating Ladies Who Lunch looks for models strutting down the runways here this week for the spring season, hairstylists and makeup artists alike concocted otherworldly creatures, many with a modern twist. At Christian Dior, for example, makeup artist Pat McGrath conceived five extravagant looks, one of which included eyes surrounded with sequins, pieces of paper in acid-bright colors and iridescent paillettes "for the illusion of poisonous flowers," she said. Coifs, too, had a "futuristic" take, according to hairstylist Orlando Pita, who fashioned tresses into architectural updos or "frizzy, flying saucers." So, too, did they at Armani Privé, where heads were spangled with shards of black Perspex by hairstylist Paul Hanlon.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
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