“So many people believe beauty will change the world. I don’t believe so,” Miuccia Prada told Fashion Unfiltered’s William Buckley behind the scenes in Florence post-show. “The world will be saved by intelligence and humanity and generosity and possibly love, but of course the aesthetic helps…a little help.” And seeing as the President of the United States is currently referring to other nations as “shithole countries” (or, according to the recollection of Republican senators David Perdue and Tom Cotton regarding the President’s comments, “shithouse countries”), I’d say we need all the help we can get. Here, the best hair and makeup moments from menswear to lighten the mood.
The smoky aubergine eyes executed by makeup maestro Pat McGrath were as fierce as the animal prints seen on the runway. Using three shades from her forthcoming Decadence Mothership palette—Blue Blood, Hedonistic, and Inferno—Mother whipped up an unexpected lid look that will undoubtedly leave her fans drooling…and eagerly waiting with their credit cards in hand when the latest collection of shadows finally drops on January 18. As for the lips, what else but LuxeTrance Lipstick in Donatella would do?
A quick skim of Lust MatteTrance Lipstick in Peepshow—a peachy nude also out on January 18—was all McGrath needed to brighten up a black nylon bucket hat.
While Jeremy Scott’s collection provided plenty of provocative options for another red carpet “blackout” (including an ebony version of the famed, pink pussyhat) we imagine few of Hollywood’s leading ladies would be brave enough to don the fiery, ’40s-inspired finger waves and devil horns dreamed up by hairstylist Paul Hanlon backstage. However, we can think of a number of men (the current President included) who would slip seamlessly into this hellish hair look.
A rhinestone cowgirl needs a lid look to match, and boy, did makeup artist Melissa Gibson deliver. MAC Cosmetics Glitter in gold, silver, black, and fuchsia was the perfect complement to sequin-studded western wear that would feel equally at home on the dance floor as it would the family farm.
Rainy days be damned! Protecting your blowout just got easier thanks to the house’s hands-free headgear.
Russia’s Rubchinskiy took logomania to new levels by shaving the Adidas logo into one male model’s hair to celebrate his collaboration with the famed athletic brand. Fendi made similar-but-less-permanent statement for Fall 2017, reaching for a stencil and some neon paint rather than a razor.
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In addition to bedazzled ball caps and the Mother Mary done up in sequins (created for the most devout worshipers of the Italian house, we presume), there was one gentleman whose glitzy nail art rivaled his shiny shorts and gemstone-studded socks.