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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall ‘10 NYC: Rodarte

The creme de la creme of the fashion world showed up for the Rodarte show at Gagosian Gallery, with Vogue's Anna Wintour (minus her trademark sunglasses) and Grace Coddington, Elle's Joe Zee and Project Runway judge Nina Garcia getting front row seats alongside celebs like Kirsten Dunst and Chloe Sevigny. The clothes, which featured amazing detail and lots of texture, were nicely complimented by the hair and makeup. Odile Gilbert for Aveda created a multi-textured look of her own that was shiny and hard on top (thanks to lots of Aveda Control Force) with softer locks flowing from the nape of the neck down.  "The inspiration was a little girl, clean and proper," Gilbert explained. The hair was given a deep side part, and beautiful metallic pins created by the Rodarte team were anchored to hidden braids to top off the look.

The makeup, from lead artist James Kaliardos for MAC, was ghostly and irridescent. "I wanted to create the feeling of conjuring up the spirits and entering a subconscious dream world," said Kaliardos, who paled out the models and gave them a frosty look with shiny cheeks to accentuate their cheekbones. "Right now, I'm very into making the cheeks a place for shine, not roses," he explained. The top and bottom of the eyes were brushed with a combination of mauve shadow base and a silver gray shimmer on top, creating a ghoulish and moody circle around the eyes for added sultriness. Lashes were left alone, while the lips received just a bit of balm for moisture.

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Lori Morris

Lori Morris