For the Chanel Couture Spring 2009 show, veteran hair guru Katsuya Kamo magically transformed 2 packs of plain white 11x17 copier paper into elaborate head pieces. Inspired by white porcelain figures from the opulent 18th century, the Japanese hairdresser and his small team worked out of a backroom at Chanel for three weeks, scoring and cutting out the more than 65 different headdresses that graced the runway. "I like this kind of hairdressing," he recently told WWD, which isn't a surprise given he has already created a small line of hats that sold out at Corso Como in Tokyo.
- Lesley Scott
(runway photos - style.com; 18th century porcelain bust - denver.about.com)