Friday, October 9, 2009

Direct from the Runway: Badgley Mischka Spring 2010

The combination of Tom Pecheux for M.A.C and Peter Gray for Redken is always a winning one. And for the Badgley Mischka Spring 2010 fashion show, it was no different. "I felt this season the clothes were very international," Tom told me backstage -- "Very inspired by many different cultures and also by different periods of time." The hair and makeup, therefore, referenced many different time periods as well. Get all the details after the jump.

Tom Pecheux for M.A.C was inspired by both Audrey Hepburn and synchronized swimmer Romy Schneider. He drew upon Hepburn's winged eyeliner and strong eyebrows, while Schneider's glowy and sunkissed look inspired the models' skin. "It's a very 70's glowy skin with that chicness of the eyeliner and the perfect eyebrow," he said. A liquid eyeliner and mascara on the top lashes gave dimension to the look. He finished with M.A.C Lip Pencil in World -- "I did like the name of the color because it goes well with the collection!" he told me. He wanted the lips to look matte, so he colored them in with the pencil.

And from past references to futuristic ones! Peter Gray for Redken was inspired by everything from the 1950s to futurama and The Jetsons. "We wanted an odd, futuristic head shape," he told me as he worked on shaping a model's ponytail. While trying to work in Badgley Mischka's "Hollywood red carpet aesthetic," he created a base with Redken Mousse 07. He then pulled the hair into a high ponytail that was close to the head "to get that almost alien head shape," he said, before taking a needle and thread and sewing it into three distinct sections! The idea behind it was to both give the models an instant face lift and to "take you somewhere modern, somewhere interesting, take you away from the retro," he said.

Gray finished by backcombing the top, brushing it through to create a bulge -- "A little bit of a Mohawk kind of look," he told me, "a funky kind of space-y feeling." He then cleated the ponytail, finished it with hairspray and shaped the end into an angled point. "Hairdressing is a lot art," he said. He most certainly rediscovered it with this entertaining look!

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