From the ultimate pinup Bettie Page at Dior to the Phantom of the Opera at Vivienne Westwood, hair and makeup artists looked far and wide for inspiration this season. At Jean Paul Gaultier, the models had a distinct David Bowie circa Ziggy Stardust vibe, while at Unique, hairstylist Paul Hanlon channeled Guy Bourdin’s photos for voluminous, Grace Coddington-esque styles. At Dior, makeup artist Pat McGrath used bright, bold colors on the eyes and lips paired with a strong brow, while hairstylist Orlando Pita pinned on bangs for a Fifties ﬂair. “She’s a Technicolor Bettie Page,” said McGrath backstage. Still, there was nothing retro about the ﬁnal result. “She’s very modern,” continued McGrath. “It’s all about bold colors—almost like a Pop Art print.”
This story first appeared in the November 12, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.