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A couture show, like an art exhibition, is a display of aesthetic delights. The looks are about design, not wearability. But occasionally there are gems that can cross over into street wear, with a little adaptation. The hairstyle from Chanel’s recent couture show was just such a look. The combination of sleek roots and an oversized chignon made for a style that felt both retro and modern. The look, says stylist Sam McKnight, was inspire by a Picasso sculpture but it’s drawn comparisons to everything from a croissant to Princess Leia. Click the notes for wearable variations of this high-fashion look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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George Lucas, writer and director of the Star Wars films, claims that the “cinnamon bun” hairstyle worn by his female heroine was based a look popular with Mexican revolutionaries at the turn of the 20th century. The style has sparked endless parody, and much criticism, but it’s also one of the most memorable film hairstyles ever created. The perfect center part and slick roots have a severity and seriousness that combines intriguingly with the girlish whimsy of the ear-covering buns. This blend of strictness and youthful femininity is still worth emulating, and small changes in proportion and texture modernize the look. Read on for simple steps to looking like a warrior princess. — Laura Martin

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