Images by Samantha Casolari
Honor designer Giovanna Randall calls her girl Catherine Deneuve meets Cyndi Lauper, but at her show it’s clear that there’s no one girl in mind. There are freckled models, African-American models, a model who’s my mother’s age, even a model who’s—gasp—my height (5’4″). Their faces are painted in a pearlescent glow that the Nars makeup artists defines as “a little ghostly.” A model describes it best: like a toddler’s eyelids right after a nap.
Hair, styled by Ramie Roth of Whittemore House, deconstructs from vignette to vignette. Soft, pinned-up curls portray a child-like innocence, turning messy, almost ratty, and finally tousled and sexy. The collection involves floral brocade and long, dyed silk gowns, which add to the dreamy atmosphere. And as I leave I, in fact, feel like I have just woken up from a nap.
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