DVF Backstage Beauty!

14 September 2009

When you’ve got Diane von Furstenberg heading up a label it’s easy to find inspiration for beauty, 'she's a living goddess – so powerful and sexy and beautiful,' says MAC’s James Kaliardos of the legendary designer, whose Studio 54 heyday was referenced along with the ancient goddesses of Persia and Greece for the make-up for the show. So the face was disco glittery yet also antique-y sheer; blush was applied as an angled strip of pink pigment on cheek bone; with a ‘crease line of apricot on eyes'  to create an effect of graduated colours across the face.


Hair genius Orlando Pita, was also using  'antiquity' as his buzz word: ‘I wanted to create modern flawless beauty, so I went back to the past to create it.’ He used water to dampen hair, before plaiting it into half a dozen cornrows, which were set with straightening irons. After the girls returned from having their make-up done, the corn rows were removed and finger tousled to give a look that was not unlike Diane von Furstenburg’s own hair. DVF forever!
- Lauren Murdoch Smith in New York


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