Giorgio Armani has become an icon with his multiple fashion brands, and within each of his lines, there are plenty of stellar beauty moments from which to choose. In honor of Spring 2014 Milan Fashion Week, which kicks off in just a few days, see the top hair and makeup looks that have complemented this Italian designer's elegant runway ensembles.
Season after season, models come down the Burberry runway donning a clean-makeup look with an occasional hint of color. Hair is typically worn down, often topped off with a crisp, chic hat. But one thing is for sure: Burberry's simple yet pretty beauty looks feel as classic as the brand's iconic plaid design. Now that New York Fashion Week is winding down, it's time to focus our attention on London. In honor of Burberry's impending show at London Fashion Week, take a look back at some of the more memorable hair and makeup looks from the fashion house's runways.
Though there are countless designers to choose from when a woman wants to look beautiful, when her goal is to be a lady, nobody suits her better than Carolina Herrera. Perhaps that's because Herrera herself is the quintessential lady in her signature crisp, white button-downs and neatly shorn locks. The Venezuelan beauty's personal style — formed from the early age of 13 when she first attended Haute Couture shows — is as much an influence on her feminine and printed gowns as the botanical inspirations she finds for her often floral designs. Click through to see where Herrera's been as we look forward to where she's going for Spring 2014.
There's something about Oscar de la Renta's clothing that brings out the very best in the women who wear it — and lots of famous ladies, from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to actress Lea Michelle, are among his devoted customers. But on the runway, de la Renta manages to talk to women of all stripes by making the most richly beautiful versions of the things they really need: suits that are professional and playful, coats that are warm and whimsical, and gowns that inspire envy wherever they appear. De la Renta loves classic proportions almost as much as he loves decoration, which means his collections often blend midcentury shapes, lots of embellishments, and plenty of colorful spirit.
Michael Kors has a formula for success when it comes to his runway designs, and we're noticing a pattern in his hair and makeup looks, too. Taking a look through this runway retrospective, you might notice a trend. Michael tends to veer towards basic beauty, especially a bright flush, bronzed skin, or a red lipstick. From season to season, he vacillates between tousled looks and sleek strands. We can't wait to see what will come down the Michael Kors runway this year, but until then, click through to reminisce on seasons past.
Before we fell in love with him (again) for his honest critiques on 10 seasons of Project Runway, we already knew Michael Kors as the quintessential all-American designer, with an affinity for the classics and collections inspired by his travels. For consistent sophistication and undeniably chic outerwear, women look to him for cozy cashmere turtlenecks, glam evening gowns, and ladylike trousers — all of which are impeccably tailored. Over the past 30 years, he has built one of the most famous lifestyle brands in fashion, and after looking through his memorable collections, it's no wonder Mr. Kors has garnered quite the following. Catch up on Kors, and get excited for what's to come for Spring '14.
Derek Lam made his Fashion Week debut in 2003, sending out a collection that would mark a new era in crisp, clean, American sportswear. He redefined the classics, crafting a cool line of looks that felt utterly modern thanks to smart tailoring and attention to detail. What remains in each reincarnation is an unmistakably chic aesthetic — effortless, easy, and wearable. He loves color as much as he loves black; he experiments as much with the classics as he does with edgier designs and prints, but continues to deliver a clever mix of the slick and the feminine. Click through for a look back at the San Francisco-born designer's runways and see exactly what we mean.
Rodarte is well known for its romantic design sense and meticulous, elaborate gowns. Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy use intricate hand-stitched detailing and always pair their designs with artsy, ethereal hair and makeup. In anticipation of their upcoming Spring 2014 show, we're taking a look back at the most striking beauty looks from Rodarte's runways.
— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel and Jaime Richards
Every year, the Jason Wu runway is a playground for beauty lovers. While some designers attempt to wow you with extreme hair and makeup, his vision is always attainable for the average woman. That's probably why he is such a favorite in the White House, too. Take a glimpse back at the best beauty looks from his past runways.
There are few designers who represent American fashion like Ralph Lauren. Started in 1966 when Ralph Lauren set out to design men's ties, the brand has exploded to become an entire lifestyle brand. While there's no doubt that menswear still informs many of Ralph Lauren's designs, he lets everything from Edwardrian England to Gatsby glamour to Spanish matadors inspire his runway collections.
But if there's one thing we can count on Ralph Lauren for, it's drama. The shows may start off with expertly tailored suits or flirty and flared dresses, but you can always expect the finale to be packed with feathers, fur, and a show-stopping lineup of eveningwear. It's time to forget the polo shirts (for now), and be transported to another place and time — courtesy of Ralph Lauren.