According to The New York Times Fashion & Style:
If the fall collections are any indication, statement nails aren’t losing any of their luster. The latest incarnation? Half-moon manicures. The 1920s nail trend invented by a manicurist at MGM Studios resurfaced in striking color variations (purple and cream, navy and white) on the runways of Christian Dior (above) and Thakoon (below). “It is ‘le must’ in terms of elegance,” said Elsa Deslande, the manicurist for the Dior fall couture show. But she advises you not to try it at home.
“It is a very complex aesthetic technique that is practically impossible to create on one’s own,” Deslande said, noting, too, that it requires a specific length, width and shape of the nail, which only a few people have (Dita Von Teese, among them). So what’s one to do? Well, use fake ones. “We applied them on every model at the show,” Ms. Deslande said.
I’m loving this half-moon look, but I must agree, it would look odd on shorter nails. I’m not sure if I could stand wearing fake nails though…