It has been described by Alexandra Shulman on Vogue.co.uk as “magical” and the Vogue Editor-in-Chief even took to twitter to say how much she liked the hair. Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2013, Metiers d’Art collection in Edinburgh’s Linlithgow Palace has been a triumph. Inspired by Mary Queen of Scots (the show did take place in her birthplace after all), Karl’s collection fused tartan, tweed and theatre. For the hair, Sam created two looks, the first of which was homage to Queen Mary, on 18 girls. Hair was braided, frizzed, padded and pinned – a process which took an hour for each girl. The more simple second look for the rest of the girls was boyish braids, which were used to frame the face. All looks were piled with jewels, which were carefully planned the day before to make sure they sat perfectly in the style. Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of Chanel Make-up, framed eyes with double swooshes of black liner were set against velvety matte skin for a modern twist. Long live the Queen.
See AnOther Magazine‘s interview with Sam on how he created the look.
Take a look at Sam’s guest blog on Vogue.co.uk about the show.
Read Style.com’s review and see the images of the entire catwalk show here.