Alessandro Michele cast 68 sets of identical twins for the Gucci ‘Twinsburg’ show in Milan overnight; a collection that was inspired by his mother (also a twin) as well as the ideas of reflection, duplication and, ironically, individuality.
It was an interesting undertaking then for Thomas de Kluyver, the Perth-born makeup artist who also happens to be Gucci Beauty’s Global Makeup Artist. Not only did each set of twins wear the same pieces of clothing, but makeup look.
While every set of twins was painted differently, there was an underlying theme of ethereality: glowing skin, angelic shimmer, futuristic jewels and a clean, almost pastel colour palette.
A standout (as seen below) as skin dusted with iridescent shimmer, peach brows and blinding highlight; a look that could only be dreamt up by a duo with as much creative prowess as de Kluyver and Michele.
Hair was also highly individual. Led by Paul Hanlon, there really was no overarching theme: just the embrace of natural texture and movement. It was given a Gucci spin: soft, ’70s movement, frizz, extreme length and quirky headwear. But in essence perfectly complimented the show in its entirety.