Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013: Six things learned backstage at Gareth Pugh
The beauty look at Gareth Pugh. Photo by: Nicole Comeau.
British designer Gareth Pugh’s
beauty direction is always a head trip in the best possible way. Basically, you need to suspend any preconceived notion of what "wearable" or even "trendy" means, because you’re simply not going to see anything else like it ever again. It’s enough to just come away feeling completely transported and moved. Here’s six things I learned backstage at Gareth Pugh: 1.
Your hair can be worn as a scarf. Both warm
and cost effective.
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If you can’t handle the creativity, get out of the backstage area.
This is Alex Box, the key artist for MAC Cosmetics. Yes, just by looking at her you can tell she lives, breathes and dyes by this stuff (pun intended). What I love about the work they do at Gareth Pugh is the incredible amount of thought and vision they put into the beauty looks. Here’s how she described it: "I really wanted to echo this idea of someone who’s leaving, feeling, escaping. Somebody gathering up all these under skirts and running from a chateau that’s burning. She’s a regal woman at the beginning of the night, it’s baroque and perfect, but then this fire consumes her and she’s smoldering and singed from the inside – everything is pale as if she’s consumed by smoke. Everything is quite feral." I’d like to add that Box was using bits of wax, eye makeup remover and a dish scrubber to smudge the eye makeup. 3.
Designers need to keep their potassium levels up. When the lean and lanky (and so darn likeable) Gareth Pugh arrived to greet
models, he headed straight to the food table to chow down on a banana. Is this news? If you even have to ask…
4. Lindsey Wixon makes a pretty good looking zombie hybrid.
5. So does (Canadian soon to be supe) Grace Mahary.
No detail is left behind. Alex Box told me that they had given the models candy to eat that would turn the insides of their mouths black, to complete the "burned from within" idea. "You probably can’t see it," she admitted, "but you can
feel it." And… cue creativity mic drop.
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