This Model Just Cut Three FEET Off Her Hair for a Runway Show — and We Barely Recognize Her
Lucan Gillespie may not be a household name (at least not in non-fashion-obsessed households), but those who are familiar with the model's body of work can instantly recognize her by her waist-length hair. Working for the last five years, the English teen has been scoring gigs on runways and in major ad campaigns with increasing frequency — and always with her signature mile-long, blonde waves. But now, Gillespie is getting noticed more than ever, not for her Rapunzel-like hair but for chopping it all off before heading down the Miu Miu cruise collection runway show.
Any time someone with extremely long hair cuts even a few inches, it can seem like a big deal. But Gillespie didn't just let hairstylist Guido snip her hair into a chest-grazing style or even a chin-length bob — Guido gave Gillespie a breathtaking pixie cut with blunt bangs. It was like something out of an America's Next Top Model makeover episode, except undeniably high-fashion. The color even looks a little darker than her usual golden blonde, appearing a bit sandier. Paired with the retro nightgown-esque dress she wore for the show, the drastic haircut drew inevitable comparisons to Mia Farrow's iconic Rosemary's Baby look.
Models have been known to make major changes to their hair for runway shows and photo shoots, but it's often done with wigs and other hair pieces, so it's understandable if you're doubting the authenticity of what Vogue is estimating to be a three-foot chop. However, Gillespie posted a video of the runway appearance to her Instagram thanking Miuccia Prada for the opportunity, Pat McGrath for her makeup magic, and Guido for her "amazing new haircut," so it seems legit.
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Gillespie's makeover wasn't the only thing grabbing attention at the Miu Miu presentation. In addition to some of the most famous models in the world (Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede, Kaia Gerber, Alexa Chung, and Adriana Lima to name a few), the label cast actors like Uma Thurman, Kate Bosworth, Gwendoline Christie, Chloe Sevigny, Jaime King, and Rowan Blanchard for the show. Most wore slicked-down, middle-parted hair tucked behind the ears and finished with a wavy, wet look, as well as a dark berry lip.
Why Guido and Gillespie decided to make such a huge chop for this show has yet to be revealed, but we're looking forward to seeing how she styles it.
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