It's only Wednesday, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the most expensive hairstyle of the week award goes to Rodarte, who showed alien-inspired chignons decadently capped with real gold and silver foil. Hairstylist Odile Gilbert arrived backstage equipped with stacks of metallic sheets, the same kind used to gild mirror frames, to create her space-age version of a covered bun.
To do so, she affixed two pieces of the crumpled foil to each model's hair with gel, blowing on it ever so gently to make sure it stuck. Once the models rushed off the runway en route to the next show, all that precious metal met the New York rain, bringing those futuristic femmes right back down to earth. (Read WWD's review of the Rodarte show here
Photos by Kyle Ericksen