Instagram Went Crazy Over This Bisected Face Jewelry

Photo: Courtesy of Saskia Wilson.
For many people, Fashion Week is generally a time to avoid Instagram, because no one really needs to see five blurry images of the opening look at some random designer's show. But every once in a while, something lights up our feed to make all the minutia worth it and we start clicking on hashtags, obsessively checking tagged images, and typing in random search terms to learn more. Yesterday, it was Dion Lee's minimal facial jewelry.

This isn't the Kardashian kind of contouring — each model walked the runway with a custom face piece crafted by Sarah & Sebastian. Each piece tightly outlined the models' profiles. The subtle and statement-making wire added an exclusive touch to the already-gorgeous collection, complete with major fringe, loose silhouettes, and basket-woven suede.

Designer Sarah Gittoes told us that each piece was custom-molded to fit each model and held in place through tension (which means that while it's stunning, it's not quite meant to be worn in real life...unless you can get through the day without opening your mouth).

Everyone from stylist Natalie Joos to New York Mag's The Cut 'grammed the picture-perfect metallic accessory, and viewers' caption-length reviews were pretty unanimously positive. "All about the face piece," said Net-A-Porter's @sofcat. "Face contouring on point," Target's @caro_mills added.

Click on to get a closer look at the pieces and learn more about their creation.
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Photo: Courtesy of Saskia Wilson.
Evaluating the model lineup.
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Photo: Courtesy of Saskia Wilson.
Each piece was molded specifically for the model's profile.
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Photo: Courtesy of Saskia Wilson.
The pieces were made of sterling silver or rose gold.
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Photo: Courtesy of Saskia Wilson.
Trimming the wire to the perfect fit.
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Photo: Courtesy of Saskia Wilson.
Every nook and cranny was accounted for.
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Photo: Courtesy of Saskia Wilson.
There was no superglue or fashion tape involved — the pieces were held in place with tension.
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Photo: Courtesy of Saskia Wilson.
Finishing touches.
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Photo: Courtesy of Saskia Wilson.
Being careful not to bend or distort the detailed molding.
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Photo: Courtesy of Saskia Wilson.
"We liked the idea that each models contour was unique, however there was also the strength of uniformity," says Sarah & Sebastian's Sarah Gittoes.
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