“The look is very feminine and beautiful,” said makeup artist Pat McGrath backstage at Viktor & Rolf.
McGrath explained that after looking at the Dutch designers’ clothes and imagining Pierrot, she opted to subtly pale down models’ skin, add some pink, “lashings of mascara,” shimmer on lids and dabs of white inside the eyes. McGrath made lips a transparent red.
Meantime, two coifs predominated at Viktor & Rolf. Hairstylist Luigi Mureno — representing Kerastase — gleaned inspiration from the Eighties (think a cross between David Bowie and Lady Diana) for the short style. And for the other coif, made of loosely flowing, tumbling curls, he was inspired by the Seventies (think Marisa Berenson).