Couture week is known for bold beauty statements, but 54 custom-dyed wigs in outfit-matching hues was a real power move at Fendi. Legendary hair stylist Sam McKnight was responsible for the incredible work, cutting and colouring a wig for every single look, the shades of which were inspired by roman marble – apricot, grey, and pink among the ranks.

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The pageboy cut itself is something else altogether – rounded and sleek; straight out of the 70s.

Makeup was by Dior creative and image director Peter Phillips. As a master of flawless skin, models had complexions that were equal parts creamy and glossed, with Dior’s Forever Foundation buffed in to perfection. The focal point though, was the lips. Phillips applied lashings of Dior Lip Maximiser for a high-shine result.

The show itself was held atop a hill in Rome overlooking the Colosseum, and marked creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi’s couture debut since the passing of her predecessor, Karl Lagerfeld. The location served a dual purpose, with the carpal being Venturini Fendi’s native home, as well as the storied Italian brand’s home country (as opposed to Paris, where the rest of Haute Couture week took place).

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In essence, it was an Italian feast for the eyes, and we’re calling our hair dresser for rounded-out bangs.


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