Marc Jacobs Says Crimped Hair Is In, And We Tried It So You Don’t Have To
I’m not a fashion person.
I mean, I kind of am. I spent half my college career fetching coffee and steaming clothes for editors, who, unlike me, were bonafide fashion people. I even regularly attend New York Fashion Week, which I’m sure gives me some sort of street cred.
I’m not, however, someone who really gets fashion. I get it in the sense that I think it’s interesting and artistic, but I’m not so immersed in it to think everything that comes out of the mind of an OG designer is law. Remember a time when we thought shoulder pads were cool? I do. Sorry, fashion people, but you don’t always make great decisions.
Such is the case with Marc Jacobs. Marc, who I met once at an event a couple of years ago and is genuinely one of the nicest and most beautiful human beings on the planet, just showcased his eponymous Resort ’17 collection, featuring windbreakers, acid wash everything and thick chokers. He also featured models with heavily crimped hair.
Look, I get that nostalgia is currently a thing in the fashion world and that the ’80s are back with a vengeance, but crimped hair? Really? You can do better, MJ. We can do better.
The thing is, there’s such a huge line between what works beauty-wise in fashion and what actually works in the real world. Sure, the models kind of got away with looking like they were Duran Duran groupies, but real people? I don’t think so. At least the real people I know, none of whom are paid models.
In order to prove this point (and as an excuse to go full-on ’80s on a rainy Wednesday), I decided to crimp several of my female colleagues’ hair. You can’t say we don’t have fun at the Elite Daily office, everyone.
The first issue was finding a crimper. Most placesdon’t sell this kind of gold anymore, which sucks. Luckily, my friends at TIGI Bed Head and Gold N’ Hot were able to help me out and provided some crimping magic.
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