Atelier Versace Gives Twiggy's Eyeliner An Update At Paris Fashion Show
History always repeats itself, and no where is this more clearly evident than on the runway. The latest throwback goes to Atelier Versace for borrowing Twiggy's eye makeup for their couture fashion show in Paris last night.
Versace's latest Spring '15 line debuted amazing peekaboo cut-outs, architectural designs, tight jumpsuits and a genius use of sheer fabric. But critics left talking about the models makeup. High fashion models like Jamie Bochart, Jourdan Dunn, Isabeli Fontana, Eva Herzigova Karlie Kloss, Natasha Poly, Joan Smalls, Caroline Trentini and Amber Valletta all walked down the runway with smokey eyeshadow and eyeliner inspired by '60s It-girls like Edie Sedgwick and Twiggy.
In the late 1960s, a very thin model named Twiggy came on to the fashion scene with drawn on eyelashes and eyeliner that extended to the crease in her eyelids. Paired with a mod-cut she got at The House of Leonard and a very dramatic photoshoot, Twiggy was named "The Face of '66."
Makeup artist Pat McGrath must have used the former model — or Andy Warhol's former Superstar Edie, who rocked a similar look — as inspiration for Versace's fashion show. McGrath created wings in ebony and cobalt that went from the model's bottom line to the top of her eyelid creases. McGrath also used white eyeliner on the bottom line of their eyelids to exaggerate the vintage look even further. To complete the look, McGrath finished with nude lipgloss - a truly bold move for a runway, if you ask me, but it worked oh so well.
If Twiggy wasn't enough for you to want to try this trend, try the lashes yourself!