IS­ABEL MARANT’S ICONS

STRONG WOMEN ( AND A RUGGED DUDE) IN­SPIRED THE DE­SIGNER’S FIRST MAKEUP COL­LEC­TION

InStyle (USA) - - Directory - by DIANNA MAZZONE

1. HER MOTHER, HER STEPMOTHER, AND HER NANNY

“I was raised by three dif­fer­ent women, and the mix re­ally made me who I am,” says Marant, who grew up in Paris. The “sim­ple” style of her mother (above, with Marant as a child) con­trasted with that of her stepmother, who “wore a lot of makeup” and dressed in Yves Saint Lau­rent. Her nanny’s knack for piec­ing to­gether sur­pris­ing out­fits was “weird but in­spir­ing.”

2. CLINT EAST­WOOD IN THE GOOD, THE BAD AND

THE UGLY Marant ad­mires “the at­ti­tude and fear­less vibe” of Westerns so much that she showed fringe, belts, and over­size boots in her fall ready-to-wear col­lec­tion and in­cor­po­rated dark, dusty colors into her shadow palette (above).

3. LIYA KEBEDE When dream­ing up her ver­sa­tile makeup line, Marant kept a cer­tain type of per­son in mind: “She’s a strong woman who doesn’t need to be told what she should do.” Kebede, who fronts the cam­paign, “rep­re­sents that girl but also [ has] a lot of em­pa­thy for oth­ers.”

4. PATTI SMITH “I was very re­bel­lious when I was young,” Marant says. “I was not in­ter­ested in fash­ion; I was very man­nish, a tomboy. I was hat­ing all that was too fem­i­nine.” To­day, she says, “I find my style quite an­drog­y­nous but also fem­i­nine.” As a child, Marant wanted to be the song­writer Patti Smith. “I would hide my eyes with my hair like [ her] so no­body would see me.”

5. KAZU MAKINO She’s tough yet has “a lot of fragility,” Marant says of the vo­cal­ist for the al­ter­na­tive-rock band Blonde Red­head. “She in­spires me through her mu­sic.”

6. ANNA EW­ERS The Ger­man model, who opened Marant’s fall show, is a long­time muse. “She ra­di­ates con­fi­dence and hap­pi­ness. She’s a real girl.”

Marant col­lab­o­rated with L’oréal Paris on 11 lim­it­ededi­tion prod­ucts, in­clud­ing a killer smoky-eye-shadow kit, a high­light­ing balm, and a lip-and-cheek tint.

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