Deborah Lippmann and Narciso Rodriguez Create Fall’s Newest Color

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With Fashion Week just around the corner, Deborah Lippmann has just released a shade of nail polish with Narciso Rodriguez after he approached her for his Fall 2011 RTW show.

Lippmann explains the shade as the ultimate deep granite crème shade. of Rodriguez, she says “He is such a minimalist, super detail-oriented and his collections always have beautiful, sophisticated color palettes, so 99% of the time we will just pore over nude shades – sometimes it will be a nude with a tiny bit of pink, a lot of pink or super beige, sheer beige, other times just buff the nail or apply a super glossy, shiny topcoat.”

After receiving a call 24 hours before his Fall 2011 show, Lippmann was told they needed a stormy gray nail for the show the next day. “It was the last minute but it’s Narciso, of course I said yes!” said Lippmann. “The change happened while hair and makeup was chosen which was really airy, soft and minimal. Narciso envisioned his girl for the season to have a one bit of edginess and the nail was the perfect place to put it. I was honored to be a part of the whole creative process, so I mixed a bunch of versions and we talked about how creamy, how deep, how gray it should be. Narciso named the shade, he knew he didn’t want shimmer and we wanted it to be slightly different than all the grays we had seen. It was a really organic collaboration from start to finish and we came up with this gorgeous, sophisticated, perfect granite gray that was completely unique. The moment I knew we had something was when all of the supermodels backstage were trying to grab the bottle and put it in their purse. You know it’s a hit when the models want it because they never want to get their nails done, so it’s a sign! Stormy gray was a definitive part of the Narciso woman for fall and for him, it was a departure as well.”

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