Never one to throw a typical toga party, Karl Lagerfeld sent modern Greek goddesses—like the kinds “one might find adorning ancient ceramics,” noted hairstylist Sam McKnight—down a Parisian runway strewn with tumbled columns for Chanel Cruise. With black silk ribbons cascading down models’ backs capped off by gilded headbands, tiaras, and braided crowns, the pro provided the perfect beauty recipe for warmer days ahead.
Even if you don’t have plans to spend your summer on the beaches of Santorini, you can create the windswept look by slicing a center part and spritzing all over with McKnight’s CoolGirlHair spray (the featherweight texturizing mist he employed backstage at Fendi’s Fall 2017 romp). For a “gentle romance,” he pulled models’ hair half up into a ponytail or a simple three-strand braid using EasyUpDo to give slippery strands more grip and eliminate the need for “too many pins.” And in lieu of a laurel wreath, McKnight wrapped catwalkers’ heads with a simple black bow layered with a gilded accessory that was “visible in the front but hidden under the low ponies and fat braids in the back.”
The finishing touch: a graphic band of ebony liner slashed across the lower lash lines by makeup artist Tom Pecheux and pulled out into a dramatic wing worthy of Aphrodite (or a 2017 shipping heiress).