REMEMBERING THE LEGEND
Simons’s Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. “We referenced film sirens such as Elizabeth Taylor and Kim Novak, classic beauties who were very strong and powerful.”
Make-up connoisseur Charlotte Tilbury worked with MAC to make the Mugler girls “a modern, glowing Tippi Hedren” by using Clear Lipglass to flesh out cellophane-like eyelids, preserving the avant-garde DNA of the brand. The finishing is poignant yet Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most respected game-changers in Hollywood best-known for pioneering the horror film genre back in the ’40s. With a filming style that was unmistakably his own – dystopian, ominous, and yet
always stylish – he continued to make films until the late ’60s, with famous productions including Pyscho, Rebecca, and The Birds. He launched the careers of many actresses we deem iconic today, namely, Janet Leigh, Tippi Hedren, Kim Novak, and of course, the famous Grace Kelly – muses who are no strangers to
designers season after season. futuristic. No mean feat.
For full-on glamour and a literal interpretation, look no further than Badgley Mischka. Models were all excellently styled in tailored outfits, elegant eveningwear, perfect coifs, and creamy make-up. “Hitchcock on the red carpet in technicolour,” says Tom Pecheux of the make-up he did for the show. And if you have had quite enough of lit-up skin, then Pecheux’s fixation against the trend may interest you: “I’m doing classic matt skin with taupe-coloured contouring.”
McGrath is also in favour of this trend; the make-up expert recommends reversing the way you would apply foundation, highlighter, and powder to achieve a modern 1940s effect. “It gives the face more dimension, as well as a brilliance to the skin, but you still get the illusion of matt.” As for those baby-doll eyes? Pecheux applied false lashes on the outer corners, with white-liner on the lash line for “an opening effect”.
Prada’s fashionable little sister, Miu Miu, also captured the elegant side of cinema, with a coiffed updo offset by mulberry-stained lips. Similarly, DSquared2’s autumnal collection was an elaborate affair of the ’40s, but Tilbury worked in a modern update by playing on feminine and masculine features. “The skin is illuminated – I used concealer only where needed and a pearl illuminator on the cheekbones, contouring the face and using minimal powder down the centre.”
At Carolina Herrera, nude nails made the best accessories for the lady-like subjects, and if you are in want of a little more glitz – nothing too much, though, because subtle glamour is the key – a glossy top coat, nothing more, will do you justice. Render your digits beautifully in a pearlescent sheen.
Anthony Hopkins, who plays the master of suspense in the Oscar-nominated biopic Hitchcock says: “I assure you – my murders are all models of taste and discretion.” We could not agree more; in fact, we are already holding our breath for what’s next. Soaking up beauty thrills on the edge of our seat, like any member of Hitchcock’s audience.