Inspired by ’80s fashion icon Tina Chow, the Gucci A/W 2009 show was all about “a glittering, glamorous time, when going out was a way of life.” The collection had a really nice palette of colors which included turquoise, azul, violet, red, gray and black. Pieces ranged from kimono tops in asymmetrical stripes, polka-dot dresses, super metallic blouses, tailored pants and sparkly leggings and jumpsuit.
Makeup artist Pat McGrath created a “very strong and powerful” look on the models. Heavy foundation was applied onto the models’ faces while the eyes dazzled in rainbow colors. A combination of red and gold was used on the eyelid and blended up to the brow bone. A violet was placed closely to the lash line and dragged towards the outer corner and up onto the crease. The crease was further darkened with a gray and brown which were both extended outwards for a contoured look. The insides on both top and bottom were also rimmed with a black pencil. A shimmering pink blush highlighted the cheekbones all the way to the temples while the lips were painted with an intense red.
Hairstylist Luigi Mureno went for a slicked-back look. “It’s very languid and graphic,” said Mureno. After combing back the hair, Mureno teased top to give it some volume and smoothed the sides with strong hold gel.