Mad Mask

Backstage at Y-3, Artem/Red plays the “villain” to Yohji Yamamoto’s “hero”. Pic Betty S for Makeup by Pat McGrath for Y-3 F/W 10.

Perhaps it’s the Lady Gaga/superheroes influence but we noticed a heavy emphasis on masks in recent shows and editorials. Is it a need to put on a brave face as the industry recovers just a tad too slowly? Or is it merely a “let’s kick serious fashion butt” competitive edge that’s driving everyone? What’s your favorite masked look to pull off?

Lady Gaga, March 1, 2010 in London. Image from Nicola Formichetti. Mask by Piers Atkinson.

Dree Hemingway in V Magazine’s wonderfully weird mask story by Inez and Vinoodh. Mask (right) by Paddy Hartley.

The makeup at Rick Owens F/W 10 was a powerful look. Ph: Stephan Moskovic for

Dominique Hollington for Y-3 F/W 10. Another masked look at the show. Ph:

Arthur Sales‘ beautiful Brazilian beauty is all covered up and creepily masked in the latest L’Officiel Hommes by Milan Vukmirovic Next time cover US up and unmask him.

The Comedian and Ozymandias from 2009’s The Watchmen. (IMDB). Superheroes are the modern day precursors to all these masked looks.

  1. it worked for rick’s show. the rest is just too forced in my opinion. fun tho.

  2. who did the makeup at rick owens?
    i love it. i feel the inspiration is a mix of divine and kembra pfahler.

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