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We’re only halfway through Fashion Month, but we’ve already had plenty of wowza beauty moments. That Rodarte hair rosette? Michael Kors' two-tone eyes? Priceless. As always, while we looked in awe at these high-impact hair and makeup looks, we had to pause and bring ourselves back down to Earth: There’s just no way these looks could work IRL, right?
Looks like it’s time for another round of Runway vs. Real Girl! We took two of the most stunning, slightly off-the-wall looks — Marc by Marc Jacobs’ maxed-out curls and lacquered lip, plus Jason Wu’s pastel eyes and origami hair — and had the pros recreate them on our brave victims…er, real girls. Read on to see if they pulled it off, and to get the scoop on how these bananas beauty looks came together.
Makeup by Katie Mellinger; Hair by Noelle Chen for Kérastase and Daniela Schult for Cutler Salon; Models Emily Theobald and Inez Galvez.
Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh
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Flannel button-downs are the kind of closet essential it’s easy to collect. There are the ones you’ve owned for years and years, the one you’ve only recently picked up thanks to ‘90s nostalgia, and the collection you’ve thrifted, inherited, and/or pretty much stole from your S.O. (or ex-S.O.).
But, in there read