Behind the scenes with Ralph & Russo

When the lights came down on Ralph & Russo‘s SS17 presentation at Paris Haute Couture, the 600 guests gathered at the Grand Palais had no sense of the wave of activity taking place backstage. Instead, each sat transfixed as 47 models paraded 54 beguiling looks, ahead of Alessandra Ambrosio closing the show in a climactic ending that saw her appear as the SS17 bride.

Backstage, 20 Mr. Smith stylists – led by Hair Director, Helen Reavey – had spent six hours perfecting the distinctive brunette bobs and blunt fringes that graced the show’s models. Comprising hand-picked stylists from Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States, the team was tasked with bringing the Mr. Smith creative team’s vision to life.

Having tirelessly prepared by cutting hair for three days prior to the show, each member of the Mr. Smith team worked to create a unified looked for each model and outfit. The results delivered were – like the clothes themselves – absolutely extraordinary.

To view all the backstage action and the Ralph & Russo SS17 collection click here.

Style. Substance. Simplicity.

Mr. Smith