Gilbert is notorious for spontaneous ideas that end with an organic masterpiece. Here, she pinned up curls of hair that has been brushed out and spritzed with dry shampoo into what looked like a deliberate and intricate updo. But once the model sat in front of the camera, the stylist changed her mind, unpinning the whole apparatus and spinning the hair into a low twist in nearly a single gesture. “I’m not thinking, it’s a feeling,” she says. “Done, but undone. It’s also American. Red carpet. Less Marie Antoinette, more Katharine Hepburn.”
Hair: Odile Gilbert at Exposure NY; makeup: Jeanine Lobell at Tim Howard Management; manicure: Honey at Exposure NY. Model: Julia Hafstrom at IMG Models. Digital technician: Dane Brown. Photography assistants: Eric hodgman, Drew Vickers.
Hermès blouson; Alexander Wang jacket (underneath); Banana Republic turtleneck; (right ear) Alexis Bittar earring; (left ear) Loewe earring.