“It’s about playful glamour with a touch of eccentricity,” said makeup artist Kabuki backstage at Zac Posen. He mined a late Seventies theme and called on the spirit of “a young Diana Vreeland in the Thirties” for inspiration.
“We’re using a lot of pink on the eye and on the cheek and a very orange-red glossy lip. But the skin tone is very warm, so it doesn’t go really punk,” said Kabuki.
Eyes were glammed up by MAC lashes being applied to upper and lower lids (reminiscent of Posen’s use of feathers in the show), while eyelids were doused with shimmery fuchsia eye shadow.
Meanwhile, hairstylist Jimmy Paul evoked a “disco rockabilly” mood by parting models’ hair on the side and twisting it into tidy updos. Paul used Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode hairspray to obtain the look.