Press - VOGUE: THIS MODEL WENT EXTREME BLONDE FOR PARIS FASHION WEEK—AND SHE’S NEARLY UNRECOGNIZABLE

Enter Saint Laurent’s serendipitous call to action a few weeks back, with casting director Piergiorgio Del Moro and stylist Alastair McKimm not only encouraging her to push the blonde envelope for the show, but bringing in the big guns—hairstylist Duffy and colorist Lena Ott—to help her execute the final stages for her radical icy reveal on the Paris catwalks. And while her artificially lightened strands and arches bring plenty of shock factor on their own, her new, chin-grazing cut is also a vital part of the equation. “It’s a modern take on a classic bowl with a layered undercut that takes out the thickness and allows it to sit super tight to her head,” he explains. “The fringe [accentuates] her cheekbones and the length hits right at the jawline, revealing her shoulders and long neck, which were drowned out before under all that dark hair.” And Brannon is already right at home in yesterday’s glossy, finger-raked take on her abbreviated chop. “I like how it’s similar to Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity in The Matrix,” she says.

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