With all the ethnic embellishments, riotous colors and controlled chaos going on backstage at Moschino’s spring and resort 2017 show in Los Angeles, the beauty and hair looks balanced things out by keeping it simple.
“I wanted to do something very classic and uncomplicated with the makeup because there’s so much going on with the clothes,” said lead makeup artist Kabuki, working with the MAC Pro Team. He used clear lip balm with a touch of baby pink for the girls, as well as a light coat of mascara on the top lashes, plus naturally groomed brows. To give everyone a sun-kissed look, Kabuki brushed matte bronzer on the high planes of the face, while professional spray tanners airbrushed the models who were baring all in bikinis and Speedo-style briefs (hello, Matthew Noszka and Jordan Barrett). Of course, the nail art courtesy of OPI matched the Sixties-inspired flower-power theme of the clothes.
As for the “young skin” look that Kabuki was after, that wasn’t hard to achieve, as most of the models were Gen Y or Z, including Hailey Baldwin, Anwar Hadid, Chanel Iman, Charlotte Free and Cami Morrone. Among the newbies was Presley Gerber, whose proud mom, Cindy Crawford, came backstage with daughter Kaia and husband Rande Gerber to wish him luck. “It’s been interesting, really cool,” said the 16-year-old Gerber of his first runway show. “Nothing to complain about so far. I gotta keep it going, taking after my mom and my sister.”