Women’s Wear Daily
04.24.2014

Fall Ready-to-Wear 2014

Lanvin

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Backstage at Lanvin Fall 2014

Pat McGrath and Guido Palau created the beauty look for the show.

Backstage at Lanvin RTW Fall 2014

PARIS — For Lanvin’s fall 2014 show, makeup artist Pat McGrath created a look that she described as “almost like a pen-and-ink sketch.”

She focused on the eye, with black eyeliner applied then smudged with a brush in all directions to create a blurred, hatched style.

False lashes were hand-chopped short with scissors, she said.

“Alber [Elbaz, Lanvin’s designer] was talking about something that would be more fantasy and less real, so we thought that we would mix the two,” McGrath explained.

The rest of the face was left almost nude, finished with a touch of beige eye shadow under the eye and a minimal dab of foundation where necessary. Lips got a  dab of lip balm.

Hairstylist Guido Palau focused on a nighttime vibe with wet-look textured buns. “It’s very simple, a wet look with a greasy, messy knot,” he said. “It’s this idea of a different kind of texture, this wet look feels new. With Alber, it always feels very night, [so] it wouldn’t be dry; dry would be too romantic.”

He applied quantities of Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam, smoothing it through with the fingers to build texture. “The mousse dries with a wet look,” Palau explained.

Next came Redken Shine Flash spray, before hair was tied into a ponytail — of varying heights on different models because of the hats featuring in certain looks.

More spray was then applied before locks were twisted and pinned into a messy bun.

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