“All for Marc,” wrote Gigi Hadid in the caption of a selfie posted on her Instagram showing behind the scenes of Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2022 show. Of course, like most models at the show that took place at the New York Public Library On Monday night, Gigi was almost unrecognizable thanks to a set of bleached eyebrows, a bald head on the sides, and a cropped black wig. The look was similar to her sister Bella, who looked like an entirely new character when she stepped foot on the catwalk with a half-shaved head and a voluminous onyx vinyl ball gown.
As noted by Nicole Phelps of Vogue Runwayin his review of the show, the shaved sides with fringes resemble those of Sean Young in the 1982 sci-fi film, Blade Runner. The dark cyberpunk cuts, created by hairstylist Duffy with the help of special effects artist Noël Jacoboni, who customized each model’s bald spots, was a true statement.
Most impressively, while the US Supreme Court apocalyptically strips women of reproductive rights, picking up a hair clipper and shaving off a strategic few inches of hair seems like an expressive act. As Jacobs quoted Nietzsche in the parade notes: “We have art in order not to die of the truth”.