Faking fashion - Beauty Report, Paris Fashion Week
Lanvin Spring 2013
Sweeping some dark cream shadow around models’ eyes and using stark black eyeliner to play up the barley there smoky-eye, Pat McGrath wanted to create an easy look at Lanvin. The top line was wiped away “to make the girls look very cool and beautiful,” said McGrath, who applied powder foundation to the skin and a tiny amount of concealer to lips to keep things bare and neutral. She wanted it to appear “as if you could do the makeup yourself” and created a sort of Parisian-cool effortless minimal look.
Guido Palau also went for an ‘easy’ look where hair was concerned, teasing the front for texture and leaving the rest hanging loosely. He used a touch of hairspray for a tousled look, channeling classic beauty. Along with the makeup, recreation seemed to be possible, but nobody could do it quite as well as these experts did for Lanvin.
The duo — with their enduring matching British accents once again created a look that was perfectly suited for the mood of the collection. inspiration for Elbaz’ collection was ‘purity and precision’ and with his sleek lines and detailed embellishments the ‘easy’ look was the perfect low-key compliment.