Can you even handle this crazy brilliant makeup
at Givenchy spring 2014 show
yesterday at Paris Fashion week???
|Makeup at Givenchy Spring 2014 PFW|
Riccardo Tisci’s show was set around a circle of
piled up, wrecked cars.
|The stage at Givenchy Spring 2014 PFW|
Tisci took inspiration from several places.
“I’m obsessed with Madame Grès,” confessed Riccardo Tisci backstage at his show, explaining that he finds the work of that legendary sculptor turned couturier “very romantic and very dark, with this obsession of making everything so precisely—like the pleats—and then those almost-African colorations.”
Starting with the legendary draping of Madame Gres, girls in Japanese kimono inspired draping,
and African inspired prints evoked a new sexuality, not that of high heeled unattainability, but in Japanese flat slides.
Riccardo said, “so it is very risky, but to be sexy you don’t have to be in high heels with a vinyl jacket—you can be in flat shoes and still be a very sexy woman.”
|Givenchy Spring 2014|
What I found to be overwhelmingly brilliant, was the makeup that Pat McGrath created.
Crystals, rhinestones and glitter, in vibrant hues,
offset by a vibrant mouth, also with crystals,
completed with a black veil.
In the midst of the car-wreck madness
it was a stroke of genius.
Disturbing, marvelous, superative genius.