PARIS — Makeup artist Stéphane Marais kept in mind the Twenties, Thirties and “Metropolis” — some inspirations for Jean Paul Gaultier’s fall 2012 couture collection — when creating the beauty look for the label’s show Wednesday, he said.
“It will be a translation of those periods,” explained Marais backstage. That entailed matte, transparent skin, plus glossy black eyes and red lips.
The cue for coifs was Helmut Newton, “the famous boy look, with a side parting,” said hairstylist Odile Gilbert.
Some models’ hair was covered with netting, spangled with sequins, that was held in place with a band.
“It’s like embroidery,” she said, adding the look is “very minimalist and very masculine.”