A Little Loopy
For Carolina Herrera’s ladylike collection, Orlando Pita fashioned a wispy ring of hair around the head for a look that was prim yet regal. At Chanel, Gilbert tied sections of hair, as if they were shoelaces, at the nape of the neck, creating a bundle of “bows” that complemented the collection’s girlish ruffles and genteel tweeds. “It’s chic but cute at the same time,” she said of her handiwork. To match the subtle Japanese influences behind Chado Ralph Rucci’s collection, Laurent Philippon sewed an elegant, lacquered loop close to the head with a needle and thread, fashioning a look that resembled meticulous origami. “It’s couture sumo wrestler,” he joked.