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Jeremy Scott Brings Back '80s Beauty for "Slime City" Show

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Jeremy Scott's backstage beauty

Backstage at the "Slime City" show, it was all about bold eyes and "twisted" bowl cuts.

Relative to seasons past, the beauty looks at Jeremy Scott's "Slime City" Monday morning runway show were pretty tame.

Where his fall 2017 collection saw sky-high, '60s-inspired beehive 'dos (described by hairstylist Eugene Souleiman at the time as "cheeky" and "trashy") paired with hot pink pouts with electric blue eyeliner, models at his spring 2017 show were outfitted in jagged, bowl-cut wigs and opaque, jewel-toned eyes.

The overall effect was still bold and brash (this is Jeremy Scott after all), but the backstage team emphasized that the show's 1980s New York nightlife theme was interpreted in a "pretty" way. Here, the backstage team takes us through the looks that were paraded before the star-studded front row — Paris and Nicky Hilton, Tinashe, Jussie Smollett and Cameron Dallas included.


FACE TIME: Models at Jeremy Scott's spring 2017 presentation. (Photos: Getty Images)

Makeup by Kabuki for MAC:
"I wanted to capture some of the edgy, new wave vibe of this collection," said Kabuki of the bright smoky eyes (in teal, lavender and orange), which were paired with matching colored mascara.


BLEACHED BROWS: A model backstage at Jeremy Scott's spring 2017 presentation. (Photo: Sam Reed)

He added of the collection's inspiration, "I didn't want it to be so literally '80s. It's more of like a youth feel. [We] didn't want [the makeup] to disappear with the black wig, but we don't want it to look aggressive."

To finish off the look, "We kept the lips kind of muted out with a little bit of pink."

Hair by Eugene Souleiman for Wella Hair:

Models — which included all-stars Hailey Baldwin, Martha Hunt, Soo Joo Park, Maria Borges and Molly Bair — were each outfitted in jagged, bowl-cut wigs in either blond, ruby red or raven tones. "The thing I love most about Jeremy Scott is he's playful," said Souleiman of the designer's aesthetic. "It's very considered, but still playful.

As for the uneven, "twisted" cut of the wigs, which were trimmed backstage, he added, "It's like an '80s-inspired version of the '60s. … In the '60s, it would have been a bob. But this doesn't feel like a bob, it just feels like something that's quite twisted, and that for me is really where the '80s feel comes."


MULTI-TASKER: A model backstage at Jeremy Scott's spring 2017 presentation. (Photo: Sam Reed)

As for how the look would translate to today, the stylist remarked, "I guess it's modern because it's humorous, right? There's stuff that's very conceptual and very minimal — this isn't. It's louder. It doesn't have such a quiet voice. I think with Jeremy, the thing that makes it great is that people really do dress like this, especially his fans."

Nails by Miss Pop for OPI:

"For the show today Jeremy was really inspired by 1980s New York," said Miss Pop, who designed the colorful acrylics. "There are bags that are circular, skirts that are circular and belts that are circular, so we wanted to bring that totally '80s geometric prints to the nails. So we did five different colors with mixed dots."

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