New York Fashion Week ended with a bang last night—and not just because Marc Jacobs showed his much-anticipated collection. Kendall Jenner, reality star and half sister to the Kardashians, made her runway debut, sending shock waves through the fashion industry. Within an hour, she was shooting selfies for Vogue and talking beauty on Into the Gloss, meaning a major fashion magazine cover can’t be far out of reach. She might be getting special attention post-show, but last night Jenner was happy to blend into a sea of “rinsed out” models at Marc Jacobs.
Kendall Jenner is Marc Jacobs' Valentine
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Jenner’s last big red carpet moment was in November, when she wore a tiny white dress and bold red lips to the American Music Awards in LA, looking every part a member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan.
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But last night, she was almost unrecognizable after the hours-long beauty transformation all of the models went through before walking Marc Jacobs. Jacobs, who was inspired by makeup palettes and the tonality of the 60s, asked legendary hair stylist Guido Palau and makeup artist Francois Nars to create a lineup of “immaculate, mannequin-like women” says manicurist Marianne Newman.
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There were five shades of nude nail polish on Jacobs’ fall runway, all of which were just whipped up the day before the show. “You don’t have to see your lipstick until you look in front of the mirror,” Newman says. “But your hands are in front of your face all day! You should just wear a color that makes you happy.” She calls nude the “perfect accessory” to any outfit.
The limited edition shades pictured above will launch in Sephora next fall.
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If you haven’t quite jumped on the bold, bushy brow bandwagon, you’ll be pleased to hear that if Nars has any say in it (and he does), brows will be softening up come fall.
Though the team of artists backstage bleached the models brows, they then toned the color to each wig. “I thought soft brows was a pretty new concept, one you used to see a lot on Vogue covers of the 60s when hair dressers would match the brows and I always loved that,” Nars says.
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As for the rinsed out, blunt cut wigs—it’s not a look anyone would recommend a trying at home. Palau did, however, make an excellent point: “What excites me is something new, when I look at it and I’m not quite sure what it’s giving me,” he says. If you’ve been following the recent spate of short hair cuts, long bobs, and platinum dye jobs, you know there’s never been a better time to try something new!