Makeup artist Lloyd Simmons was inspired by some stills from a Fellini film, dating from the late Sixties or early Seventies, for the beauty look at the Jean Paul Gaultier couture show on Wednesday.
The eyes were in focus.
“[There’s] black liner, and then all rich brown shadow just to pull the eyes out as far as possible,” he explained, adding there was also white pencil used on the inside of peepers, and a flick of it on their outside “to give that really big, open eye.”
Simmons said Gaultier mentioned shades he had in mind.
“Brown and rich, with just shimmer on the lid and all the rest matte,” added Simmons.
Hairstylist Odile Gilbert conceived four different updos for the show. There was what she described as a “Chantilly chignon,” which resembled a tall, swirly mound of whipped cream, while another was an intricate weave of sparkly rollers and hair. A third style involved what looked like animal print on tresses, and the fourth was a high bun on which a hat would be perched. “Jean Paul always has a certain sense of humor.”