Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Backstage Buzz from Fall 2008 Fashion Weeks

So, whether it was color theory, artisitic inspiration, ode to a muse, nouveau punk or play on the naturals, these fine artistic expressions made it to the runway on facial canvases having the gods and goddesses of makeup artistry behind their clever looks.

Color Theorists

James Kaliardos says Japanese slasher flicks were his inspiration behind this blood-red pout for the Rodarte fashion collection, yet he also diverts to pale and nude in this same collection.

Pat McGrath pulls off color-blocked eyes at John Galliano.

MU Artist Tom Pecheux went with acid yellow eyes and deep red lips working the directive "lurid romance" at the Derek Lam show.

Art Lover

With a segue right into the love of art (continuing with Derek Lam, left) inspired by Sargent's Madame X with an updo by Orlando Pita. The decorative element of Klimt's Judith inspried Pat McGrath's palette as seen in the eyes below.

60's Bombshells as Muses

Reminiscent of Bridget Bardot, Baby Jane Holzer, Marlene Deitrich: these looks were all the rage at Alberta Ferretti, Christian Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler.

Nouveau Punk

MU Artist Val Garland states Ali McGraw was the unlikely inspiration behind the look at left for the Dsquared2 show, c'est nouveau punk? Really? ooooo-kay. The photos below are more definitive of the nouveau (or even older) punk theme, from the YSL show under artists Stefano Pilati and Tom Pecheux.

The Naturals

Who else could do a "full-on eye" with nautral, nude lip like Pat McGrath, here done for Versace? ummm ... nobody of course. Although, checkout Dick Page's "Natural" look for Marc Jacob (below,rt).


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