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Bella Hadid Transforms Into “Mrs. Robinson” on the Marc Jacobs Runway

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Bella Hadid Transforms Into “Mrs. Robinson” on the Marc Jacobs Runway

It’s well documented that for Bella Hadid, no hair transformation is too big or too small. And at tonight’s Marc Jacobs show inside the Park Avenue Armory, the supermodel hit the runway with a trompe l’oeil style that took her latest crop to shorter lengths and greater heights.

Ahead of the show, the idea for Hadid’s transformation began when she slipped into her black sequin column gown and white opera gloves during fittings. “Because of the gown, Marc [Jacobs] asked, ‘Wouldn’t she look good with a ’do?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, why not?’” explained Guido Palau, who then proceeded to source a wig in Hadid’s natural brunette color, cut it, and set it in rollers. “I wanted it a bit shorter than her current cut, and with some real volume,” he explained. “The great thing about today is that real women understand that you can switch in with a hair piece, fake bangs, or a full wig for the night. We’re using this as a fun change for Bella.”

Shortly before the show, Hadid tried on the wig and Palau made some last-minute snips and trims for a bespoke silhouette that complemented Hadid’s features, setting the shape into place with blasts of high-hold Redken Triple Take 32 Hairspray. “It’s very from-another-era,” said Palau, likening the look to the signature style of actress Anne Bancroft, who famously played Mrs. Robinson in 1967’s The Graduate. “When you have that hair that’s very stylized and kind of coiffed, it doesn’t feel like the texture of today.”

Watching Hadid, a veritable downtown girl, shape-shift into an “uptown” character that stood out from a decidedly more come-as-you-are bunch was a lesson in attitude. “To me, it’s edgy—even more edgy,” grinned Palau. “Because you just don’t see this kind of look as much anymore.”


Source: Vogue.com