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At Gucci, Birds Of A Feather Flock Together


If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, as the old saying goes. That seemed to be the underlying philosophy at Frida Giannini’s Gucci presentation this morning. The clothes harked back to the flashy, Seventies vibe that was such a hit for Spring. And so too went the hair and makeup, both of which bore resemblances to the high-gloss red lips, red nails and side parts that premiered here in October.

But Giannini’s go-to glam squad of Pat McGrath and Luigi Murenu made a few adjustments for Fall. The Me Decade makeup made “sensual and luxurious” McGrath’s buzz words of the day. That meant porcelain skin, courtesy of CoverGirl’s NatureLuxe Foundation, a dark, berry-tinged red lip—which McGrath painted on in heavier concentrations in the center of models’ mouths and topped off with CoverGirl lip gloss for shine—and sepia-toned lids that were dusted with CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Tapestry Taupe before getting a heavy application of CoverGirl’s NatureLuxe Mousse mascara on both the top and bottom lash lines. Rich, Bordeaux nails lacquered with Chanel’s Rouge Noir coordinated with the highly pigmented pouts.

Staying on point with Fall’s emerging sleek, boy-meets-girl coiffing tend, Murenu created deep, off-center parts, pulling hair into a low ponytail, crimping it for texture and accessorizing with—get this—feathers. Remember when we told you plumage was the new nail art? Just saying…

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