Geometrical make-up for Jean Paul Gaultier couture...

29 January 2009

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Looking at the pale skin, dark, elongated eyes and tendrils of hair at the temples of models' faces for the Jean Paul Gaultier couture show it was hard to tell what had inspired the look. 1920s' flappers with a gothic twist perhaps? Or a new version of the musical, Chicago? Nope. According to make-up artist Tom Pecheux, the strongly geometric look was based on German singer Klaus Nomi (think ultra-white face and blacked-out eyes) plus the graphics used for French public radio provider, ORTF, during the 1960s and 1970s. So that's why we didn't guess it... On the hair front it's definitely easier to spot a trend emerging: the ballerina bun is most definitely back for good. After seeing it at the Lacroix show yesterday, it cropped up again at Gaultier – only in a squarer shape that rested at the back of the head. Kirby grips at the ready, people...


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