Kristina S. Is Putting The Fade Back On Top-------
Despite a coveted gig opening Louis Vuitton in Paris last season, and a cameo on Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring couture runway, it’s safe to say that Croatian catwalker Kristina Salinovic has officially hit her stride for Fall. We spotted the relative newcomer backstage at Theyskens’ Theory, Anna Sui, Narciso Rodriguez, and, perhaps most notably, Oscar de la Renta, where her impressive fade stood out amid a sea of long-haired beauties. “Mario cuts it,” she said of the shaved-underneath, longer-on-the-top style, referring to her go to stylist, Mario Mesaric. But Salinovic has been playing with all manners of razors and peroxide bottles for the better part of four years. “I’m a hairdresser and hairdressers just do that,” she told us when we finally inquired about the crop last night at Anna Sui. She’s experimented with full-blonde styles, streaks, and more uniform spiky boy cuts, but her latest look is by far the most striking—and seems to be going over well with casting agents, too. “After my prom night I just cut it,” the 20-year-old recalls. “I was bored.” We can’t wait to see what she comes up with to fill the void during the short lull between Milan and Paris.