28 January 2009

'It's easy': the Chanel headwear that took three weeks to create

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You probably know by now that some of the key pieces to come out of this season's Chanel Couture show were the ornate headdresses sitting atop many a model's bouffed do. They came courtesy of Lagerfeld's new muse Katsuya Kamo, a 40-year-old Japanese hairstylist who spent three weeks crafting, crimping and crumpling two packets of 11 x 17 paper with his team for Tuesday's show. Kamo has already collaborated with Fendi and Comme des Garçons, and is unique among hairstylists since he prefers to create with his hands rather than with product. And it doesn't end there. The maestro has also turned his hand to hats in recent years and would jump at the chance to design clothing as well given the opportunity. Since yesterday's show featured a whopping 65 different floral headdresses which Kamo reckons were ‘easy' by comparison, could he be on course to conquer the world? Watch this space... [WWD]

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