By  on January 22, 2014

PARIS — Butterflies inspired Jean Paul Gaultier’s most recent couture collection — and the hair and makeup.

Hairstylist Odile Gilbert fashioned coifs involving a tight chignon and short-cropped bangs, lending a Parisian touch, she said. Then each model got a different extravagant butterfly-themed headpiece. The soaring creations came in a range of materials, including feathers and netting. One made of hair took Gilbert two days to perfect.

Makeup artist Lloyd Simmonds had butterflies’ iridescent colors and black-edged wings in mind when he was working on models’ peepers, which were given a blue hue. Right before the show, a coat of lacquer was added on top, and also on lips.

“So it’s this lacquered iridescence on the eye and on the mouth,” he said.

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