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My problem for this was how do I introduce this sense of futurism, however then additionally incorporate the ’60s vibe I saved seeing in my mind. Instantly, I began fascinated by Twiggy, a deep aspect half, a Jean Shrimpton-like form, and that roundness these types had within the ’60s. I wished it to really feel prefer it was a bob within the entrance however have an actual simplicity of a fundamental ponytail within the again that wasn’t fussy. It wasn’t an updo. It wasn’t something that we actually had seen on the purple carpet earlier than.

So my inspiration was actually pulled from plenty of ’60s hairstyles and icons, which had me considering of roundness, considering of deep aspect elements, considering of Vidal Sassoon in a manner — like how he was the antithesis of his time; when everyone was doing these huge hairdos, he wished to do the precise reverse. However I additionally took into consideration what she was sporting, each the silhouette and the material. This is applicable to folks at house; it’s a must to take into consideration what you are sporting when asking your self, ‘Would this coiffure work for me?’ Gwyneth’s costume had a powerful slice proper on the entrance that felt prefer it was occurring an angle, so I softened it by going the other manner [with the hair along the forehead]. And due to the sleekness of the material, I did not wish to add any extra texture to the hair, as a result of I wished it to imitate the fluidity of the cape and the costume.”

Anne Hathaway, Met Gala 2018

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“This was final yr’s Met Gala and the theme was Catholicism and trend. I instantly began considering: How do I carry this theme into the coiffure with out having to make use of an adjunct? I had a sense that everybody who was going was going to name in equipment and everybody can be sporting some form of crown.

So I went to Annie, and I spoke to her in regards to the idea. I defined to her that I did not need her to seem like she was a part of the Catholic Church; that I wished the model itself to be very traditional, however that I wished to make use of an adjunct, however one thing that was discovered and never purchased or made particularly for that objective. And most significantly, I wished it to really feel extra like an aura round her.


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So I began pulling all of those photos from my mind. The primary that got here to thoughts was all of those photos from previous Jean Paul Gaultier exhibits, which have been such an inspiration for me. I keep in mind them utilizing feathers and all of those totally different sorts of supplies that weren’t essentially conventional hair equipment. After which taking a look at these photos obtained me considering of those porcupine quills I had collected whereas touring. So that is what these spikes are, they’re porcupine quills from my private assortment that spray-painted gold.

I styled her hair in a phenomenal French twist after which I simply caught the quills — which have been all totally different sizes and shapes — by the twist. Do you keep in mind once you have been at school and you’ll take a pen and put it by your hair? That was mainly how I did it. The tip outcome was very very, very clear, however then she had this form of lovely, summary halo round her. I appreciated that it wasn’t so literal and that once you checked out her, you simply felt mild round her.”

Stella Maxwell, Met Gala 2018

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“Met Gala was extremely busy for me final yr! So once I noticed Stella’s costume, I instantly thought, OK, what would make this fascinating reasonably than simply pulling it again and, once more, utilizing some sort of an adjunct. So I began fascinated by Victorian and Edwardian occasions and all of those ladies who mainly grew out their hair for the sake of feminism, but additionally for the sake of non secular functions and divinity. And I imply, even now, so lots of the extensions and the items that we get are from ladies who develop out their hair for spiritual functions.


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