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REAL BEAUTIES

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I don’t want to transform you into someone else. I want you to be yourself.
—MICHAEL KORS

For Fall 2016, individuality ruled the runway. To complement a collection that celebrated personal style, makeup artist Dick Page and lead hair stylist Orlando Pita accentuated the natural beauty that makes each model unique.

In addition to moisturizer to make each model glow, Page used a swipe of mascara or a dab of smudged eyeliner on the eyes to create a nonchalant, “I-woke-up-like-this” look. Referencing the natural makeup you’d find behind the sunglasses of the cool, stylish icons that inspired the collection, this authentic approach underscored the cast’s varied personalities.

“This season it’s more individual. A little bit of liner—put on, taken off, smudged, wiped away. Then a bit of mascara, applied the same way. I like the way mascara looks on the root of the lashes when the rest of the face is clean.” 
MAKEUP ARTIST DICK PAGE

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Following the lead of the “real-girl” makeup look, Pita worked with each model’s natural hair texture to play up her mane advantage. Everything from deep side parts to curly shags to cropped cuts graced the runway, styled with as little product as water and hair paste.

“I love diversity and showing different hair types and I love that Michael is doing it. I think that the times call for it—the sameness in fashion is going away.” 
LEAD HAIR STYLIST ORLANDO PITA

SINGULAR STYLE

The many faces of Michael Kors’ Fall 2016 insouciant beauty look, captured backstage by photographer Ikwa Zhao.

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     TAMI WILLIAMS

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     ESTELLE CHEN

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     MAARTJE VERHOEF

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     MARJAN JONKMAN

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     AYA JONES

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    FREJA BEHA ERICHSEN