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’sÂ 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 MODELS.com.
Dominique Hollington for Y-3 F/W 10. Another masked look at the show. Ph: Style.com
The Comedian and Ozymandias from 2009’s The Watchmen. (IMDB). Superheroes are the modern day precursors to all these masked looks.