Backstage at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week- Prabal Gurung

“For his Spring 2011 collection, award-winning designer Prabal Gurung embodies American sportswear in its purest form, redefined with a European edge. Sharp tailoring and restrained silhouettes are complemented by graphic prints and a bold color palette.  The pieces are beautifully crafted with quiet strength and femininity, expressed through Gurung’s signature attention to form, structure and detail.”

The Hair:

Master runway stylist Odile Gilbert created elegant, long, “neo-chignons” inspired by the classic American ponytail. According to Gilbert, “Prabal Gurung envisioned hair that combined modern and classic elements yet was completely unique. This look embodies all of this and highlights a modern design softened by sculptural, rounded lines.” Part ponytail and part chignon, it’s pinned at the nape of the neck to hold its form, just as a chignon is. Each side of the look presents a different profile – one bold, simple and strong, the other soft and flowing. The hair itself is very sleek yet looks healthy and luminous. The final effect is very modern, and definitely very different.”

How To Create The Look:

Odile first applied the original Moroccanoil Treatment from roots to ends (using Moroccanoil Light for hair that was fine and blonde), as well as Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream for natural looking hold and to eliminate frizz and fly-aways.

She combed or brushed (depending upon texture) the hair completely flat, created a deep part on the left side, pulled it back and sprayed Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to hold it in place while she continued styling. Next, the hair on the right side was released into a rounded shape, — almost Twiggy-style, — then sprayed with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray.

Hair on the left side was then pulled back into a ponytail with a thin hair band. Next, strands on the rounded right side were wrapped around the top of the ponytail, pinned, then released to blend and flow down the back.

After shaping the hair, Odile then clipped a rectangular silver-colored hair accessory to attach the length of hair to the nape of the neck and keep it from moving. She finished with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to hold the look in place.

The final touch was a light misting of Moroccanoil® Glimmer Shine Spray all over the hair to give the look a long-lasting shine and to prevent static or frizz.

The Makeup-

Tom Pecheux for MAC custom designed this look for the show. Models sported chiseled contours on the face, with sparkling white on the high planes and eyes. No mascara or liners were used.

Nails: Jin Soon for Sally Hansen

The nail look was soft and sophisticated, yet modern. Led by the amazing Jin Soon, the Sally Hansen team gave models a beige base with Without a Stitch, with a soft stripe of casting call near the tip.

What do we think of this look? Tell me in the comments!

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