Photographed by Gary Kirk Brown for The Fashion Reporter at Lincoln Center, NYC for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Hair by Tigi. Make-up by Lancome.
Chris Benz may have been the only designer to have his pre-show hosted by The Fashion Police herself, Joan Rivers. The presentation featured models standing on top of wooden podiums wearing mustard, chocolate brown, crepe and mint hues for SS 2013. Benz collaborated with shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo in creating footwear with the exact same fabric from his spring collection. We caught up with Daniel Martin, make-up artist extraordinaire for Lancome, backstage who shared the inspiration behind the make-up he created for the Chris Benz Show. Martin worked closely with the Tigi team for hair and Chris Benz on a Lord of the rings inspired theme featuring blush over the eyes and cheek area while Tigi created breads flattened with a ceramic iron which was then loosened onto soft waves. These innovators and masters of style collaboratively out on quite the show. Did we forget to mention the lovely presidential Barbie that guests walked away with, perfect and in time for Election 2012!!