Not-So-Precious Works of Art, Backstage at Jonathan Saunders
You wouldn’t normally expect to find grungy skater kids on display at the historic Tate Britain museum, but that’s exactly what went down at Jonathan Saunders’ Spring 2014 show.
Among irreplaceable artwork worth millions, hairstylist Luke Hersheson worked at a frantic pace. “We took our inspiration from Larry Clark’s Ken Park,” he explained. “The look is almost like anti-hairstyling; it all needs to look a little off.” L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Fresh Dust (a dry shampoo) was used to add texture, while Tecni Art Liss Control + Serum was worked into strands for a touch of “grease.” The Fresh Dust was also applied through the ends for a dry, almost ratty, finish.
Face painter Lucia Pieroni wanted the models to appear as if they had spent their night clubbing and woke up with their makeup still on. For that lived-in effect, MAC Eye Kohl closely rimmed the eyes, while Blacktrack Fluid line was worked into the roots of the lashes. After applying mascara, a clear gloss was tapped on lids and cheeks to lend a slight dewiness to skin. If only we looked this sultry with a hangover…