Hooters Girls And Sleek Severity at Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang may not have staged a rowdy after-party this year—much to the chagrin of downtown scenesters and their wannabe hangers-on—but there was plenty of throwing down backstage at Roseland Ballroom last night, where in one of the more odd sponsorships we’ve seen, Hooters and its scantily clad girls were doling out chicken wings and iceberg-lettuce salads. We managed to avoid the fried-food temptations, and met up with makeup artist and Shiseido artistic director Dick Page, who was holding court in the corner. “Lip pencils have too much red in them,” Page explained as he dabbed a gray/brown eyeliner from his new Fall collection on models’ lips, filling them in with a Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Spiced Cream, a deep nude shade that launched this month. “I wanted the makeup to be a bit aggressive,” he said, adding that his inspiration was Wang’s monochrome collection of blacks, whites, and grays. To achieve this, Page applied foundation in a shade or two darker than models’ natural skin color to their cheek contours for severity and coated eyelids with the same brown liner he used on lips, mixed with a Hydro-Powder Cream Eye Shadow in Whitelights. Hairstylist Odile Gilbert perpetuated this direction with a sleek pseudo-pompadour that she described as “very masculine from the front,” which incorporated a corset-style hair band crisscrossed in the back to hold sides taut, while allowing unfinished waves proper mobility for sashaying down the runway to hard rock.