Crazy Chic

For us beauty journos, delirium may have set in circa Day three of Milan but if we were feeling a tad 'out to lunch', the hair and make-up teams were positively unhinged judging by today's bonkers beauty offerings.

First up was Haider Ackermann where Wella superstylist Eugene Souleiman was paying tribute to fashion kook Daphne Guinness with an ‘army of bleached blondes’ who were parading their raucous roots thanks to some hand painted hairlines.

Vivienne Westwood is of course known for being nuttier than an Angelina’s Mont Blanc (look it up if you’ve never experienced one, it’s dessert on an X Rated scale) but this season the inspiration was totally in synch. Make-up maestro Val Garland likened the look to a cross between David Bowie from Life on Mars with ‘Medieval Madness’ (more specifically, a tortured maiden whose man has gone off to fight in the crusades and left her all alone). What this actually translated as was pale blue, white or lavender skin thanks to MAC’s chromacakes with ‘alien’ sockets in acid green, yellow or cyan blue.

Over at Veronique Leroy there were more loose screws where the beauty inspiration was a maid who starts going a bit deranged and dressing up in the clothes of the family she works for. Luckily, the hair was crazy good thanks to James Pecis who wheeled out the elastic thread that has been making an appearance at most of his shows, this time to weave through the hair in order to recreate the look of a short do only with a dry, matte texture. Sheer lunacy but we love it.

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