Jean Paul Gaultier AW12: Backstage Beauty
The Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn Winter 2012 collection was so strong, just one review simply would not do.
I was blown away by the hair and makeup team that created the fierce faces to compliment each strong piece that walked the runway. Makeup artist Stephane Marais referenced “glam women going out in the Eighties” when he created the beauty look backstage. A black liquid liner topped with dark grease paint was smoothed onto eyelids, and then using a small brush, Marais spread the color out, making it look as if it was worn overnight.
Hair was sprayed a few inches from the middle part down by Guido Palau for a grunge inspired feel. What I really loved were the diverse colors used when the clothing took a turn for the loud. Roots in copper and blue gave a pop that brought intensity, taking the total look to another level. Long tresses were ironed slick and straight, the lack of movement in the hair turned focus to the movement in the clothing.
Every element was right on point. No detail was lacking in the overall presentation; each ingredient was special and completely thought out. This is something all designers should aspire to achieve when manifesting their own beautiful creations.