I swear, I swear, this will be the very last time you hear from me of Halloween. After all, we have many events to look forward to including Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas. But we couldn’t wrap up our Spooky Szn coverage without talking about Kaia Gerber‘s costume.
At just 20-years-old, the supermodel has the timeless taste of 30 and following her tribute to Bianca Jagger at the Met Gala in September, she’s honoured another iconic woman: Jane Birkin. The British singer and actress rose to prominence in the ’60s and ’70s. She soon became iconic for her eternal style and pared back hair-and-makeup and thus, the Hermès Birkin Bag was eventually named after her.
Gerber reunited with makeup artist Sam Visser and hairstylist Chârlie Le Mindu to recreate Birkin’s ethereal appearance for Halloween.
“I think she had a very relaxed yet put together appeal,” Visser describe of Birkin in a recent interview with Vogue Beauty. “Her makeup was quite effortless—when she’d apply the lashes and lines through the crease it was always simple and never felt overdone. Simplicity was her elegance.”
On Instagram the makeup artist shared a rolodex of images of the look. It’s more dramatic than Birkin’s everyday makeup but captures the era of which she was most prolific. Gerber’s skin was kept dewy with faux freckles. As for the model’s eyes, a dark smudged negative eyeliner encased the eyelids while her thick eyelashes were hand-drawn.
To complete the transformation, Gerber wore a long caramel-blonde wig and wispy bangs. “Jane Birkin used to say that you don’t need makeup, as a smile will take ten years off your face—Kaia has that smile,” hairstylist Le Mindu told the publication.
Gerber was spotted alongside her beau Jacob Elordi at a Halloween party in West Hollywood on October 31. She paired the beauty look with a black mini dress, leather blazer and block-heeled, knee-high boots. Very ’70s-esque.
Last Halloween marked Gerber and Elordi’s ‘insta official’ stage of their relationship. The couple dressed as a very chic Elvis and Priscilla Presley.