The Hair and Makeup at Maison Margiela Haute Couture Spring 2017 Was Pure Art

The star of this morning’s Maison Margiela Spring 2017 Haute Couture runway was, without question, a floor-length white coat obscured by a smoky tulle visage. That said, we’d argue that legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath gave just as good face. Between her trompe l’oeil creations, Eugene Souleiman’s hair embroidery and John Galliano’s faithfully deconstructed designs, Margiela’s “artisanal” showing was truly one for the books.

McGrath customized each model’s makeup to fit her specific runway look. For Barbora Podzimková, that meant Picasso-esque lines of yarn swirling across her face and lips, complemented by deliberately cakey cobalt and turquoise eye makeup. Teddy Quinlivan’s Snapchat-reminiscent sheer overlay called for yellow eyeliner, which McGrath fashioned from thread that branched out past Quinlivan’s lid to encircle and hang from her ear. Of course, this being Pat McGrath, everyone’s face looked impossibly dewy and perfect, even when half-hidden beneath multiple broad-brim hats.

Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman also went all out. While some models sported Medieval hair cages made of colorful lacing, others got bold, futuristic dye treatments. Again, yarn was a unifying element. The most enviable ‘dos featured technicolor hair wraps and rainbow-threaded braids.

See for yourself in the slideshow below.

All Images: Imaxtree