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April 20 2014

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Throwback Thursday: Braids Come Full Circle

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Veruschka by Franco Rubartelli, Vogue US 1967 cropThrowback Thursday is a column on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Model: Veruschka

The Moment: Plaits-a-Plenty

The Motivation: With fashion week officially beginning today, we thought it would be the perfect time to revisit a hairstyle staple that—in recent seasons—has dominated the runway: the braid. From Luigi Murenu’s plaited crowns at Viktor & Rolf for Fall 2013 to Guido Palau’s intricate, interwoven headbands for Valentino’s Couture collection the same season, the style is as versatile as it is popular. Case in point: the above shot of Veruschka from a 1967 issue of Vogue. While the legendary super’s face-framing ring of braids is more editorial than runway ready, we can’t help but wonder what new twists we’ll see on this catwalk classic for Spring 2014.

Photo: Franco Rubartelli for Vogue, 1967; courtesy of www.80s-90s-supermodel.tumblr.com.

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