The gang was all there — and they wore glitter.
Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Coco Rocha, Slick Woods, Taylor Hill, Jourdan Dunn, Golden Barbie, Devon Aoki and other top models sparkled backstage — literally, because Miss Pop for CND painted cosmetic-grade glitter onto their fingers for Jeremy Scott’s 20th anniversary New York Fashion Week show. Lionel Richie, sans glitter, also made a brief appearance backstage.
The spacious and efficiently run backstage space at Spring Studios was filled with flashes as models agreed to pose before the show for photographers. A patient and enthusiastic Hadid took selfies with fans after her makeup was finished.
Models sported silver glitter on their fingers, with either orange or pink CND nails. The idea was twofold — for the nails to look like comets, and for the combination of glitter, high-gloss and matte nails to provide a texture play similar to that seen in the collection, said Jan Arnold, CND style director.
The makeup, by Kabuki for MAC, featured sparkle in the form of three under-eye rhinestones.
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“There’s a futuristic narrative, but it’s very funky,” Kabuki said, noting the crystals were meant to be close in color to models’ skin tone. “It’s like a fun kind of futuristic. There was so much excitement in the clothes that I needed something kind of minimal to really tie in the makeup. We tried to pick these aurora borealis-like different shade crystals, something very simple but playful and a little bit out there and sparkle without transforming the girls too much.”
Rhinestones aside, Kabuki’s focus was the skin. “The effect will be a dewy-light, we’re expecting a light dew this evening,” he said jokingly. Brows were groomed.
For hair, Eugene Souleiman for Wella and Ghd, created different looks. Hadid and Kloss sported ponytails, but other models had natural curls or straight hair.
“You’re going to see everything right here. You’re going to see kind of grunge, you’re going to see…beach babe, you’re going to see minimalistic ponytail, you’re going to see center parts, you’re going to see little hair updos, you’re going to see a little bit of pink hair,” Souleiman said. “Really, it’s about celebrating his 20 years, and it’s also about celebrating hair as well.”