Beauty Secrets From the Most Powerful Women on the Runway
The runway at Carrie Hammer Autumn/Winter 2015 is unlike any other show at New York Fashion Week. Whereas most designers fight to cast the latest It models, Carrie prefers to feature a wide variety of women on her runway. "My clients are CEOs in companies, activists, and incredible women all at the top of their fields," says Hammer, pictured above. "It felt really inappropriate to put the clothes that I sew for them on young models." That's why her show has been dubbed Role Models Not Runway Models. And let's be honest: it's refreshing to see the latest trend on women who are all shapes and sizes.
Last season, Carrie sent female entrepreneurs, transgender women, and even a quadruple amputee down the runway in her made-to-measure designs. This year, the list was just as impressive. The star of the show (both backstage and front of house) was Jamie Brewer, an actress with Down syndrome who you may have seen on American Horror Story.
When it came to the hair and makeup plan for these women, Carrie wanted to create something that was "CEO chic." Think boardroom, but turned up 100 degrees. These professional women got a full glam makeover with false lashes, contoured cheekbones, and a fierce red pout. We were there to talk to all the powerful business women backstage, so keep reading to get their sage advice and corporate-ready beauty secrets.