Tom Ford’s Riff on “Futuristic ’80s” Beauty for Spring Included a Museum-Worthy Hair Sculpture

Rarely does the backstage beauty directive at a Tom Ford show differ from the “smoky, sexy, seductive” script the designer wrote for himself and Ford loyalists years ago. . And so it was in the spring, where some of his favorite models, including Liya Kebede and Mariacarla Boscono, appeared on the runway, bisecting a custom-built lounge — outfitted with bars, of course. pre-assembled — in a rose-brown, smudged cap and sculpted cheeks. But the players change often.

Image may contain Cell Phone Electronics Mobile Phone Phone Human Person Clothing Apparel Jacket Coat and FaceThis season, it’s Yadim’s turn to blend dark chocolate shades from Ford’s favorite Eye Quad in 37 Smoky Quartz and shimmering red and burgundy shades from 04 Honeymoon into something that feels “glam rock, and added a bit of rock ‘n’ roll, Yadim said as he added Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream to the top of his lashes while Bella Hadid painted her own brows and Ford did rounds of tests to make sure there was no mascara. Yadim revealed that without revealing any details, Ford does not want to have thick eyelashes this year. “Carine [Roitfeld] hasn’t worn mascara lately and Tom loves it!”

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But it’s the hair, which isn’t done by Jawara too much, that Ford seems to enjoy most. “He was a genius,” Ford said of Jawara to anyone who heard it, which was not without question as crowds gathered to watch the hairstylist create Sacha’s final hair sculpture. Quenby as Ford art direction of the beautiful feat of craftsmanship. “Get me the big braid,” Jawara asked one of his team members, who were busy tending to the rest of the cast with a “futuristic nod to the 80s” that included: consisting of cast and carded waves, with length holders. Jawara braids sections of hair around U-pins, presses them with a flat iron, then sets the resulting volume with hairspray so Gigi Hadid’s corn-milk blonde curls move like a soft, parted cloud. center as she dropped onto the runway. “You can do this at home,” he suggests, excluding the supermodel stare.

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