Meet Marc’s Muse
“Sometimes a girl comes in and becomes Marc’s muse,” Guido Palau explained backstage at Marc Jacobs of how he and makeup legend François Nars approached the designer’s Spring beauty look (more on that in a bit). “[This season], a lot of girls are based on Ruby.” That’d be Ruby Jean Wilson, who may have made the best decision of her career when she bleached her brunette hair and chopped it short at the beginning of the summer, thus inadvertently becoming the perfect face of Jacobs’ Edie Sedgwick-inspired collection. “I was bored with [it],” the 19-year-old Scottish stunner said of why she asked ION Studio’s Mauricio Bermudez to take her from chocolate brown to a rooty white platinum, after which Paul Rowland, the indelible Women and Supreme founder who headed to Ford two years ago, “hacked into it.” (Rowland, incidentally, has been responsible for a few of the season’s standout styling sessions so far, including Erin Macdonald’s short undercut and the pageboy bowl cut Athena Wilson debuted on the Marc runway as well.) As for what it feels like to be called Marc Jacobs’ “muse,” Wilson struggled to find the right words. “It’s an honor,” she finally mustered. “Since I started modeling, I’ve always loved [Marc's] shows. His girls have always been something I’ve taken inspiration from.” And so the inspired becomes the inspirer.
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