Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-up
No fashion show worth its salt, however, exists without thinking about the models’ make-up. Which is why London Collage of Fashion is hosting it’s own Alexander McQueen show: Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-up.
Alexander McQueen inspiration
This satellite exhibition allows visitors to delve deeper into the inspiration behind the theatre of a McQueen catwalk, and examine the key beauty looks developed by McQueen’s most trusted make-up artists.
On display is the work of internationally renown artists who worked with McQueen: including Val Garland, Peter Philips, Toppling and Sharon Dowsett.
22 looks from 13 collections are being exhibited, which have been grouped into three central themes: Amplified, where facial features are obscured and exaggerated, Deviated, where make-up goes beyond the traditional areas and covers other parts of the body and Stripped, where the subtle look intensifies the meaning of the collection.
The looks on display range from La Poupée (1997) collection up until McQueen’s very last: Plato’s Atlantis (2010). Also showcased are silicone masks, which have been created in collaboration with LCF BA Hair, Make-Up and Prosthetics for Performance students.
Alexander McQueen: technology
Those with a penchant for McQueen’s technological innovations will be impressed by the way the exhibition digitally explores the McQueen make-up. Working with digital creative studio Holiton, a 3D installation reimagines the moments of make-up evolution during McQueen shows, such as in Untitled (1998) and What A Merry Go Round (2001). Visitors will also be able to see themselves in select McQueen make-up looks through Holiton’s specially created app, ‘FACE’.
Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up is curated by Polona Dolzan, Curatorial and Project Assistant.
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London College of Fashion
20 John Prince's Street, London, W1G 0BJ | MAP
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30 Apr 15 – 07 Aug 15, 12pm - 4pm on Saturday, closed Sunday.
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