Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner are very good friends — best friends, even. I know that. You know that. Madame Tussauds knows that. That is why, I imagine, the museum's London location did the duo the recent courtesy of immortalizing them in wax together for a new exhibit that allows guests to fake their way through the London Fashion Week experience. Never been to a fashion show, but always wanted to go? If you're not as deeply weirded out by wax figures as I am, this experience might be right up your alley.
We'll admit, Madame Tussauds is nothing if not thorough, and this showcase does a surprisingly decent job of capturing what Fashion Week is all about. "Backstage," racks of clothes and model lineups are placed haphazardly throughout the area, while an Anna Wintour figurine sits front-row opposite a catwalk. Show-goers are encouraged to walk the runway themselves, as well as to take selfies with "Delevingne" and "Jenner" as they "prepare" backstage.
For the occasion of her eternal embalmment, Delevingne requested that her figure wear Saint Laurent — particularly, the exact look she sported at "Paper Towns"'s New York premiere this past July. "Cara was quite adamant that she wanted us to have her recreate a Saint Laurent dress," Madame Tussauds sculptor Jim Kempton told The Telegraph. "Saint Laurent have made a replica version for us." Jenner, apparently, was less direct, instead requesting a dressing gown to recreate "a moment where she was backstage at Fashion Week having her makeup done." Guests can take it upon themselves to apply makeup to her face, or take a picture with her in the mirror.
According to The Telegraph, it took 20 people over the course of four months to create Delevingne's statue alone. Those precious eyebrows? They took a full week to recreate. "Our hair and makeup department painstakingly inserted every hair one by one," said Kempton. "If one eyebrow hair is out of place it's not going to look exactly like her." Her 18 tattoos also proved to be a challenge. "For the head we etch into the wax and then work a darker colored ink wax into the fine grooves that have been etched," he described. "Then we use paint for the body."
You can read more about the full procedure over at The Telegraph, and watch the video below to see the two figures — I'm sorry, #WaxCaKe — in action.