September 1 2014

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Move Over, Karlie Kloss—There’s a New Woman (or Man?) in Town



This season, there has been quite a buzz backstage surrounding maquillage master Tom Pecheux’s muse, Pascal. He has his own Instagram account (@PascalPascale), where he’s featured on shoulders (including’s Tim Blanks), in pockets, and being kissed by some of he biggest names in the fashion biz. The white doll has even has his own personal makeup artist, Anoli (a member of Pecheux’s team), that paints his face with the look for every show his adoptive father has keyed for Spring 2014. “It’s a modern world that’s open for anything you want to be, and Pascal is a modern child that can be anything you want to see—him or her,” she says. And I have to admit that today’s graphic eye shadow in particular, seen on Anthony Vaccarello’s runway, really brought out Pascal’s bone structure. While hair pro Paul Hanlon’s crew may have Frida Kahlo as their mascot (as seen in our Editor’s Diary), this backstage fixture sits first class and always seems to snag a window seat on planes to and from fashion locales (just check out his selfies for proof). But all in all, the doll is more than just a blank canvas for Pecheux’s imagination. “[Pascal represents] freedom—freedom of art, freedom of choice, freedom of creativity,” elaborates Anoli. That’s quite a tall order for someone so small.

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