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July 29 2014

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“Very Donatella,” Backstage at Versace

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The fifties and twenties may be getting a lot of play in Milan, but the reference points backstage at Versace weren’t bound by a specific decade. “It’s the Versace woman,” Redken creative consultant Guido Palau said matter-of-factly, which meant “gorgeous and rich” hair fit for its designer, Donatella Versace—”big, bouncy blow-outs,” more specifically. Adding extensions so that every model had hair that swept below her shoulders—a typically cropped Arizona Muse included—Palau prepped strands with Redken Aerate 08 All-Over Bodifying Cream Mousse and used a large round brush to dry hair, rolling sections into pin curls to set. Then, right before models hit the runway, the curls were let down for super-luxurious length with a bit of a soft bend through the ends.

“It’s very Donatella,” makeup artist Pat McGrath confirmed, crafting creamy, clear complexions before etching in a full, natural brow. Finishing touches came by way of mascara on top and bottom lashes, and a glossy coat of clear lip balm dabbed onto pouts for a hint of moisturized shine.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

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