Fifty Shades Of Patricia Van Der Vliet
Dutch model Patricia van der Vliet was put through the hair color ringer last season. After cutting her long blond hair into a wispy mahogany crop before the Fall shows got under way, Guido Palau gave her a 1920s-era black bob at Calvin Klein. “It’s so much easier, and I so enjoy being the tough girl,” she said of the look back in February. “I’m definitely going to keep it for now, but I’ll have to see what happens when spring/summer comes around.” So, what did happen when summer segued into the new show season? “It was a little too black,” van der Vliet told us backstage at Carolina Herrera yesterday, where she was sporting a new rich auburn hue courtesy of her trusted colorist, Whittemore House’s Victoria Hunter. “I had to [do it],” she continued of her latest dye job, pointing out that while a set of extensions coated with Morrocanoil Volumizing Mousse, Luminous Hairspray Strong, and Frizz Control worked amazingly well with Orlando Pita’s “sleek, architectural” show look, she’s in a funny stage in the grow-out process and is all about experimenting with her color until her length comes back. “We’ll see what happens.” Yes, we imagine we will; with three more weeks of shows to get through, don’t be surprised to see a few more shades of van der Vliet.