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Grace Coddington Plays Muse In Milan

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There was a major wow factor streaming behind heads at the Etro presentation this week—a fine, downy fuzz that seemed to float as models strolled past the front row. Equipped with a middle part, the style appeared part hippie, part psychedelic, but oh-so-much more. “It carries a feeling of those ideas,” explained Wella global creative director Eugene Souleiman backstage. “But essentially it needed to be glamorous—Grace Coddington glamorous.” (Mark that number two for the Vogue creative director in the runway inspiration department this season). In order to make his hair “fly,” Souleiman insisted that it be as light as possible, which meant no tongs, no rollers or curling irons, and definitely no product. “Product weighs hair down,” he pointed out. Instead, to get that light texture, he divided the hair into five parts, winding each in a figure eight around two elastic bands. Once uncoiled after setting for ten minutes, he just brushed it out. “I make it sound easy,” he joked as he watched our minds clocking his instructions. “But you are going to need a professional; this isn’t a DIY job.” Darn.

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