It was Swinging London supermodel Jean Shrimpton who inspired the fashion, hair and make-up at the intimate presentation of the Kate Spade New York fall 2011 collection on February 15. Think Jean Shrimpton meets Grace Kelly for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. “We took direction from the iconic photographs taken by David Bailey of his most famous muse, Jean Shrimpton, so the overall look definitely has a mod ‘60s vibe,” said the show’s fashion stylist Brad Goreski.
From a little black dress with a romantically ruffled neckline to swingy silhouettes in an explosion of bright lipstick colors, to ladylike cardigans and nipped-in, beautifully cut trench coats, Creative Director Deborah Lloyd’s collection captured what Kate Spade New York is renowned for: “retro debutante chic.”
The nod to Carnaby Street started at the top, with hair playfully coiffed into Shrimpton-style loose waves and side ponytails by celebrity stylist Matthew Monzon of Exclusive Artists Management. To create his fresh, modern take on mod style, Matthew and his team relied on René Furterer products.
“The interpretation is sexy, but a little looser than Shrimpton’s style. And because the make-up by make-up Artist Romy is such a LOOK—black liquid liner and bright coral lips—we kept the hair easy and free.”