At some shows, hair wasn’t just styled, it was whipped into a veritable work of art. At Dior, inspired by a Nefertiti hat in the collection, Orlando Pita inverted cone shaped headpieces onto the models’ heads, then crimped 3-inch sections of hair and wrapped them around the structure before adding choppy bangs. “It’s a tribal look that we’ve kept young and fresh by adding a fringe,” he explained. Over at Yves Saint Laurent, Julien d’Ys created dual-toned coifs with extensions specially dyed (in Japan, natch) to match each outfit, while at Prada, Guido Palau gave each model her own primevally ridged updo.
This story first appeared in the November 14, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.