Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2019

No one knows the term “save the best for last” better than Marc Jacobs right now, having closed New York Fashion Week on a scene-stealing high.

With sky-high bouffants and soft pastel hues, the iconic fashion house pulled the 1950’s into the present–and maybe the future. We went backstage at New York Fashion Week to see how the Marc Jacobs beauty team pulled off this massively stunning undertaking.

The Hair

3 days before the Marc Jacobs show, hairstylist Guido Palau and hair colourist Josh Wood set out on a massive hair colour overhaul for over 35 models, only finishing up right before the first model hit the catwalk.

Fabric swatches were matched with each model before Marc personally approved each colour. Woods and his team then began dyeing the models’ hair right in the designer’s showroom.

This was a big moment for Palau and Woods, as most models wouldn’t usually agree to get their hair bleached–let alone buzz cut. This marks a huge move in fashion and beauty, with styles that were once considered too “out there” becoming normal (especially on Instagram).

We saw sage green, lavender, peach, sky blue, lemon yellow and blush pink colours pepper the rooms backstage–a colour scheme Woods refers to as “anti-unicorn hair”.

A subtle and refined take on pastel-hued hair, Woods wanted to take this youthful trend and make it accessible to any woman who wants to have fun with colour. The worn-in quality of these pastels also lent a vintage air to the final Barbra Streisand-inspired bouffants styled by Palau and his team, tying together the whole 1950’s aesthetic of the show.

The Makeup

To bring these 1950’s-inspired looks into the 21st century, lead makeup artist Diane Kendal (pictured above) kept the makeup monochrome, matching eyeshadow shades to each model’s hair perfectly.

The loose matte pigments used on the models were fresh from the Marc Jacobs Beauty Factory, so we’ll have to wait and see if we’ll be able to get our hands on them in the next few months!

To add a little oomph to these almost ethereal looks, the eyes were tightlined with black eyeliner (pro tip: this helps make eyes look bigger) and finished off with a few coats of Marc Jacobs’ Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara.

She also kept the rest of the face relatively bare, skipping on blush, and keeping the brows just lightly groomed with the Marc Jacobs Brow Wow Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil. The whole look was tied together with a sheer lip, keeping the look modern though inspired by the 1950’s.


Fashion and beauty have evolved so much lately and we can’t wait to see where it can go in the seasons to come! Let us know what you think of these bold trends that are coming into the spotlight this season, and if you’d rock them off the runway as well!





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