Tom Pechuex’s first words about Altuzarra’s beauty look, “The best makeup of the season. One of the three best designers in New York.” Working with MAC Cosmetics, Pecheux wanted to create something fresh, yet sophisticated. “In a French flavor, it’s very couture,” said Pecheux. “And the American side is casual and very easygoing.” For the sophistication, he created a classic red lip that was topped with pigment to make it appear matte. White was brushed all over the eyelids and the corner of the eyes to create a see through effect. “Don’t put white under the eyes,” said Pecheux adamantly, “or you’re going to look like a drag-queen panda. We love the drag queen, but not when they look like a panda.” The lashes and brows were left bare and the skin was kept matte to give a velvet-like finish. “I want them to look very pure,” said Pecheux. “Because there’s a purity in the collection.”
Odile Gilbert for Kérastase created a low ponytail with a natural middle part. First, Gilbert applied Mousse Bouffante and blow-dried the hair. Then, it was pulled back into a low ponytail and was layered with Fibre Architecte to give it texture and add some body. To finish, Gilbert sprayed Lacque Dentelle throughout. “When you have a low ponytail it doesn’t interfere with clothes,” said Gilbert. “Sometimes we don’t need to be fancy. We just need to evoke a certain elegance.”
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast