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Fairy-Tale-Worthy Flower Crowns Receive a Rock-and-Roll Update at Atelier Versace


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One of Donatella Versace’s signatures is her smoky eye, but this season the designer and makeup guru Pat McGrath decided it was time to inject some color and brighten up. “We’re keeping it sexy but giving it a much lighter feel with pale, shimmery greens, using the same tone for every girl,” the face painter noted backstage before the show. “It’s much more romantic but still a little tough.” Continuing her thought, mane master Guido Palau added: “It’s about natural hair but very rock ’n’ roll and a little ’70s in a way—really cool couture.” The pro left strands long and loose, then roughed them up with Redken Wind Blown texturizing spray. “They look like beautiful nymphs in gorgeous dresses with headbands,” he said. Speaking in chorus, the duo noted that once they saw the collection anchored by those leafy crowns, it instantly sealed the feel of their final beauty look: “It’s healthy, beautiful skin that glows to perfection,” explained McGrath of the high-fashion fairies who floated down the orchid-strewn runway. Based on high-gloss platform boots, thigh-grazing slits, and skin-baring cutouts, however, we have a feeling these otherworldly nymphs have a naughty side.

—Tina Isaac-Goizé

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