Yesterday at Giles, we spotted something jarring: A series of beautiful girls with their heads swathed in sheer hoods that covered their faces. Maybe it's just our constant paranoia, but the first thing we imagined was those Guantanamo Bay prisoners, and the second thing we referenced was Marc Jacobs, who covered Anna Mariya Usovskaya in a hood for his show last week. Maybe this is what the designers want us to see - beauty compromised by the danger of a time when some literally want to kill you for wearing dresses and participating in a sexualized and highly Western sphere. Or maybe they just don't want the women's beauty to get in the way of the clothes that women are supposed to want to make them beautiful. As Natalie rather notoriously heard from the makeup artists backstage at Rodarte this season, "Don't make her too pretty, or they won't pay attention to the outfit." At the time, the girl in the makeup chair was Karlie Kloss.
Yesterday at Giles, we spotted something jarring: A series of beautiful girls with their heads swathed in sheer hoods that covered their faces. Mayb