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Michelle Williams is Louis Vuitton’s Latest Siren; Lena Dunham Wigs Out; and One Direction’s New Cosmetics Line-------
This morning, WWD released images from Louis Vuitton’s latest accessories campaign, shot by Peter Lindbergh and starring new spokeswoman Michelle Williams. In her first major fashion endorsement since a Band of Outsiders gig several seasons ago, the A-lister sports an artfully mussed pixie cut by Sam McKnight and a siren red pout courtesy of Stéphane Marais.
Lena Dunham has been papped all over New York and Brooklyn while shooting season three of Girls. But she’s her own best advertisement, taking to Instagram to post a few selfies in wigs, accompanied by expectedly witty captions such as: “It’s 1973 and this aspiring backup singer is looking for love in all the wrong places” or “It’s 1984 and this club promoter (Ronnie) had to move back in with his ma.” Needless to say, the posts got their fair share of likes.
Teen pop sensation One Direction has teamed up with MUA Cosmetics on a range of products for UK beauty and health retailer Superdrug. The heartthrobs’ Little Things Collection will include lipsticks, lip polishes, cheek tints, and nail lacquers—in a range of colors and flavors. Harry Styles is reportedly a fan of the strawberry lip polish, while Louis Tomlinson is into vanilla.
As we reported earlier today on Style.com, Stella McCartney has been awarded with the prestigious Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) title. To receive the honor, which has already been bestowed on designers like Stephen Jones, Sarah Burton, and Dame Vivienne Westwood, McCartney wore a beautiful, crisp navy suit—and a gorgeous veiled headpiece that left a similarly hued cast over her forehead. Veils have made the fashion rounds a lot of late, and we’re hard-pressed to assume that McCartney hasn’t taken notice. Both Raf Simons at Dior and Giambattista Valli sent them down their Fall 2012 Couture runways—and more recently, we spotted the cute, clip-in accessory at Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Fall collection. But we’re partial to Stella’s Wallis Simpson-inspired hair-turned-face accessory for its vintage appeal, the bejeweled barrette she affixed to it, and the way it perfectly complements her tailored ensemble—a good illustration of the style sensibility that earned her the esteemed distinction in the first place. They don’t just give those awards away, you know.
For those of you wondering if the Spring sentiment that sent models to the salon in droves in search of bobs and bowl cuts would return for Fall, the answer appears to be yes. As the shows officially come to an end today, with yet another wig moment at Louis Vuitton, we can confirm that designers are still very much feeling compelling crops. So can Guido Palau. “A lot of people want to see short hair this season,” Palau said backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier, where he was busy trimming “patchwork,” clipped-on-top mullets—a request that he, personally, has been fulfilling with frequency.
It all started at Dior Couture, where the Redken creative consultant gave every girl a convincing pixie cut. Then Palau honed his wig-shaping skills at Marc Jacobs, fashioning an army of Edie Campbells, the Brit It girl he gave a black dye job and a Joan Jett shag for an editorial months earlier. But it didn’t stop there. Sam McKnight picked up the torch at Clements Ribeiro in London, fashioning veritable faux-hawks, a style he reproduced at Fendi in Milan with tight braids accessorized with fox-fur hair pieces a few days later. Next up was Eugene Souleiman’s Rei Kawakubo tribute at Yohji Yamamoto, for which he replicated the Comme des Garçons designer’s architectural black bob, and the stunning pin curls Luigi Murenu designed for Riccardo Tisci’s breathtaking Givenchy collection. Then Karl Lagerfeld got in on the act at Chanel, ordering up colored, similarly graphic hats that sat on top of McKnight’s “done but not done” center-parted strands, thus creating a deceptively short silhouette on top of a long one. This morning, Palau brought it full circle, giving every one of Jacobs’ Louis Vuitton models—Kate Moss included—a “fifties, sort of French Left Bank” bob that was heavy on the mousse for an out-all-night effect.
The season’s overarching punk undertones may have had something to do with the wealth of conceptual cuts that made it onto the runway; nothing captures the subculture’s DIY attitude quite like lopping off excessive length. Suffice it to say, if you’ve ever considered parting ways with your long locks, now would be a great time to do it.
Despite a preference for faux bobs and pinned-up lengths on the red carpet, Naomi Watts has long claimed that the short-hair lifestyle is not for her. “I loved wearing a wig to play Princess Diana,” the British actress recently said of the blonde crop she sported while shooting Diana, the upcoming biopic about the late Princess of Wales. “But I’m not brave enough to go that short.” It looks like she’s mustered up the courage to go nearly that short, though. This morning at Louis Vuitton, Watts was spotted with a brand-new chin-grazing chop that was about the same length as the texturized wigs Guido Palau sent down Marc Jacobs’ Vuitton runway. Nothing like a show season full of inspiring short styles to provide the extra push needed to make haste to the salon. Thoughts on her new cut?
As you spend the next twenty-four hours physically and mentally preparing yourself (and your wardrobe) for the three straight weeks of Fall collections, which are about to get under way in New York, we remind you to consider beefing up your hair-accessory arsenal as well. It seems entirely plausible that Spring’s favorite hair trend will make a big showing outside the tents, a prediction we’re basing solely on the wealth of recent editorials that are big-upping headbands, barrettes, and our favorite form of hair adornment, the bow. We need to thank Guido Palau for the childlike accoutrement’s recent resurgence, which came after the hair guru slid a series of black and white ribbons on top of side-slung bangs backstage at Louis Vuitton. We’ve recently been coveting the satin trimmings on Lily Donaldson in this month’s issue of Dazed & Confused and in March’s Numéro Tokyo, which features a manga-inspired Lana Del Rey, who, much to our amazement, is still booking fashion editorials. The key to successfully pulling it off? Keeping your bow slightly askew.