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A Modern Classic Look at Valentino

For Valentino's spring haute couture show, makeup artist Pat McGrath created "a very strong, smoky eye in four different colors."

Jean Paul Gaultier
Couture Spring 2009

Sharp lines and rapturous curves — they comprise both calligraphy and couture. So perhaps it makes sense that Gaultier connected the dots.

Elie Saab Couture Spring 2009

Taking a step away from his typical glamour-puss style, Saab introduced a Japanese element to his couture, offering a kimono jacket here and an obi sash there.

Christian Lacroix Couture Spring 2009

Lovely though it was, his lineup lacked the sense of passion and otherworldliness that makes his best work transcend fashion and approach art.

Chanel Couture Spring 2009

When most people have a good idea, they put it down on paper. Karl Lagerfeld cuts it out of paper.

Martin Margiela Artisanal
Spring 2009

The conceptual Belgian transformed the commonest of materials — paper towels, shoelaces and plastic price-tag fasteners — into witty confections.

Cathy Pill Couture Spring 2009

Best known for her prints, Cathy Pill went cosmic with her ready-to-wear collection. The abstract, pixelated prints had an alluring futuristic vibe.

Backstage Beauty: Couture Spring 2009

WWD ventures backstage, interviewing the makeup artists and hairstylists that add the essential finishing touch to every runway show.

Bold, Graphic Beauty at Armani Privé

"Mr. Armani wanted no color on the face whatsoever," explained makeup artist Linda Cantello.

Alexis Mabille Couture
Spring 2009

Mabille is one of fashion’s brightest young lights, one with a strong understanding of French chic and a penchant for witty riffs on his-for-her and vice-versa.

Christian Dior's Ethereal Beauty

For Dior's spring-summer 2009 haute couture show, makeup artist Pat McGrath gleaned inspiration from Johannes Vermeer's painting, "Girl with a Pearl Earring."

A Mexican Take on Beauty at Mabille

When designer Alexis Mabille visited Mexico, he saw a painting by Diego Rivera that served to inspire a braided look for models.

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