Dior Introduces Haute Couture Door-knocker Ponytails


A motley mod squad emerged for Dior’s Haute Couture Spring 2015 show, blending the most stylish aspects of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s into an explosion of color. Raf Simons worked with Peter Philipsand Guido Palau to balance the ensembles without losing the collection’s bravado.

The key was the psychedelic ponytail. Simons crafted lacquer metal rings that Palau attached to a sleek, French roll–inspired updo, slicked back with Redken’s Forceful 3 Super Strength Finishing Spray. He then hung extensions to the other end to look like a wrapped ponytail. “Though it’s classic, there is a ‘Diorness’ to it, a [futuristic take], a modernity because it has this very simplistic sort of feel,” Palau told Women’s Wear Daily.

For balance, Philips tapped into the natural beauty of each model, using Diorskin Nude Air Ultra-Fluid Sérum Foundation to even tone. He made the peepers pop with the upcoming Dior Eye Reviver Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette, shading the upper and inner corners for a lifted and illuminated look. For the rest of the face, he only added a little powder and blush for a healthy flush, and finished with a little Dior Addict Lip Maximizer. “It’s very tender and a nice contrast,” Philips explained. “I avoided making an epoch reference in makeup to keep it modern.”

Though we may not replicate this look in its entirety, we’ll have to up our hair game with a few choice accessories for Spring 2015.