Backstage at L’Wren Scott

Backstage at L’Wren Scott


There’s something vaguely Dadaist about citing a girl whose makeup look is widely panned as the beauty inspiration for a fashion show. Like the current onslaught of “man-repellent” fashion (best term ever, by the way), it emphasizes being quirky over looking pretty. These are the long-winded thoughts that raced through my mind when makeup artist Aaron De Mey told me that Taylor Momsen, aka “Panda Eyes,” was the inspiration for the intense black eye makeup at L’Wren Scott’s fall 2011 show. I mean, Aaron is a bonafide makeup genius, and here he is citing one of Hollywood’s teen terrors as his muse. I felt like Tom Ford was telling me his latest collection was inspired by Snooki... read more


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