Patrick Demarchelier 24 Gold Makeup Portraits
Today, Pat McGrath took the Tuileries for two hours of golden makeovers, changing faces with her Midas touch. Photographer Patrick Demarchelier, was on site capturing these moments. It was a golden day filled with shining transformations. These transformation were portrayed beautifully by him. “J’adooorreeeee!” cried the French stylist Catherine Baba, approving her black and gold ’20s-inspired statement makeup before sinking down in front of Demarchelier’s lens. A few minutes later, Anais Mali told the inspiration behind her winged lids as the photographer went click, click, click in his trademark rapid-fire style: “I wanted a Cleopatra look,” she explained. “I’m going to wear it out with my gold Vionnet dress to a party tonight.”
In classic rule-breaking mode, Jamie Bochert missed a pure wash on the lids in favor of dripping gothic gold tears, while Paris local Paul Lemaire went for a Bowie-esque shadow that matched his bleached hair, fuchsia Saint Laurent fur, and glam-rock good looks. Student Sarah Wong staggered onto the day’s event while taking in some sun between classes, and ended up sitting for the iconic lensman with a luminous razor-thin swoosh.
At about 5:00 p.m., Isabeli Fontana glided in and owned her supermodel status. She vamped for a spot-on 60 seconds before dropping onto Demarchelier’s lap and wrapping her arms around him in a warm, familial hug. As the sun began to lower over the garden, the golden glow seemed to make the day’s luminous lips and lids shine brighter. Because as Vogue’s own Lynn Yaeger put it just moments after having her trademark rosy circles of blush reimagined in 24 karat pigment: “Who doesn’t like a touch of gold in Paris?”