Imitation of Christ
Throws a Wedding

Hair & Beauty
runway-wedding.jpgPhotos: Fairchild Archive

I just put together a slideshow of my favorite wedding appropriate hairstyles from New York Fashion Week Spring 2012, but when it came to the Imitation of Christ show, there was no imagination necessary in order to translate the runway looks to the aisle. For the presentation, designer Tara Subkoff made the ballroom at the W Union Square ceremony-ready, complete with a romantic floral arch, a rose petal-strewn aisle, an actual priest, and "bridesmaids" and "groomsmen" wearing the new romantic, vintagey ready-to-wear collection. The bride, model Lydia Hearst, wore a deconstructed, very see-through lace dress with a glass (yes, glass) bodice and a soft updo tucked underneath a Depression-era veil. The twist? The audience was led to believe that Lydia got married for real to actor Miles Fisher during the runway show. (Though she later confessed to New York magazine that the wedding was fake, despite the fact that the priest was indeed legit.) To see the rest of our favorite hair and makeup looks from Fashion Week, click here, and browse more wedding-day updos in our Hairstyles Gallery. —Lauren Matthews

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