October 27, 2020
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Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Fall 2017

In creating the beauty look of the show, makeup artist Stéphane Marais said there was a mélange of inspirations: “a girl in the cold in a snow storm – ice and everything – mixed with girls coming from Berlin, mixed with girls coming from India.”
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The “ice girls,” he explained, for instance, had very pale skin with eyelids awash with a sparkly cream to be reminiscent of water or ice. “It’s really, really shiny,” he said, adding the models also got oodles of mascara and a hint of flush on their cheeks.
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Another set had darker eye makeup applied and more color on their skin.
Odile Gilbert said there were numerous hairstyles conceived for the show. “We have partings that are like a V, as in victory, and we have very sleek, super shiny low chignons that are supposed to look like lacquer. Another [look is] like a little hood with a pompom done in braids. A few girls are also natural,” she explained.
In models’ parts, Gilbert added a gold-colored pigment. “They’re tiny heads with a lot of shine,” she said.
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