PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 22: A model walks the runway during the Maison Margiela Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

Overnight in Paris, Maison Margiela Creative Director John Galliano debuted SS20 Artisanal – a haute couture collection that was largely fashioned from second hand fabrics and unstructured finishes (deft stitching, asymmetrical hems and rough tailoring). It was quintessentially Margiela – a fantastic display of the weird and the wonderful.

PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 22: A model walks the runway during the Maison Margiela Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

The drama certainly extended beyond the clothes, with Pat McGrath employing the power of every shade imaginable to paint a rainbow of lipstick looks. The spectrum ranged from sherbert orange to lime green; electric yellow to deep plum. The finish was soft, powdery almost; as if it would crumble should you purse your lips too hard.

PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 22: A model walks the runway during the Maison Margiela Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

And the calling card of McGrath is of course, perfect skin, so luminosity was also seen backstage in spades. McGrath typically layers sheer foundation with slick, glossy highlighter for a skin finish that’s so dewy it’s almost damp.

Eugene Souleiman completed the iconic backstage duo, crafting the perfect wet-look undone twist to sit beneath a very interesting, very Galliano headpiece.

Overall, it was bold, bright and incredibly beautiful. See more notes from the Maison Margiela Haute Couture SS2020 collection here.

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