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Alien Beauties at Rochas

“I felt there’s like a nod to ‘Mars Attacks!’ and a kind of nod to Parisian couture,” said hairstylist Eugene Souleiman backstage at Rochas.

Backstage at Rochas RTW Spring 2012

Backstage at Rochas RTW Spring 2012

Photo By Delphine Achard

PARIS “I felt there’s like a nod to ‘Mars Attacks!’ and a kind of nod to Parisian couture,” said hairstylist Eugene Souleiman backstage at Rochas, in discussing the upswept coif he conceived for the show. “It’s a bit sci-fi, a bit Fifties — and it’s just beautiful. It’s about something just being really well done. There’s a strangeness and outer-worldly feeling about it, but it’s not weird.”

“She’s almost like this kind of perfect beauty. She’s just gotten off a spaceship,” continued makeup artist Lucia Pieroni, referring to the models’ look. Each was given a Fifties-style eyebrow, a smidgen of eyeliner and some nude-color, matte contouring on her face.