Historically, New York fashion week hasn’t always showcased the most memorable hair and makeup moments. While London has always been eclectic, Milan sexy, and Paris artsy, the New York runways were typically full of sporty ponytails, easy beachy waves, and the occasional classic red lip or flick of black liner.
But the beauty status quo at NYFW has slowly been changing, and throughout the fall 2019 season, we saw loads of exciting hair and makeup looks come to life backstage. It started right off the bat with the Rodarte show (which was technically in Los Angeles but since it was the day before NYFW, we say it counts), featuring matchy-matchy glitter makeup and Jerry Hall–style waves.
Since then, there’s been smoldering shadow, glorious chignons (that bring to mind a certain duchess’s wedding hairstyle), and a distinct nod to’70s disco. Put that all together and there’s a lotfor us beauty editors to write home about this fashion week.