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.
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The first retrospective of Dior in the U.S. has landed at the Denver Art Museum — and though the exhibition is a continuation of the 70th-anniversary display that bowed in Paris in 2017, “Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve,” the DAM show offers an entirely new look at the legacy of the house, and its relationship to the world, writes @leighen .
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Norwegian musician Anna of the North (a.k.a. Anna Lotterud ) has had a rapid rise in the U.S., thanks to her song “Lovers” which was included in this summer’s Netflix hit “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Next up, a show at Terminal 5. “I’ve never actually done promo or anything in the U.S. before so it’ll be interesting to see,” she tells @leighen . “Because of the Internet I’ve always had American listeners but never been here [playing music].” 📸: @jilliansollazzo #wwdeye