Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton and hairstylist Guido Palau together thought up the gold- and silver-toned helmets that models sported on the catwalk.
“It’s kind of Twenties-inspired but also sort of a warrior kind of woman,” he said, adding the head treatments “are like pieces of jewelry.”
Makeup artist Peter Philips said Burton had given him various references, including tribal (think Maasai).
Upon seeing the helmets, Philips said he thought: “Why don’t I do my airbrush effect, my graphic effect, and create like a fake shadow to link the face with the helmet. And at the same time that also make all the girls a bit uniform.”
Otherwise on models’ faces he simply applied foundation. “It’s just a natural finish,” continued Philips. “It is not too matte.”
Eyes and eyebrows remained untouched, while lips were toned down slightly with a tad of foundation.