As part of Friday Late, an ever-changing, curated programme of events run on a monthly basis by the V&A, BA (Hons) Hair, Make-Up and Prosthetics and BA (Hons) Hair and Make-Up for Fashion students from LCF were involved in a series of workshops presented by the Fashion Space Gallery, to launch their exhibition Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up.
The students devised a set of workshops which aimed to give attendees the chance to learn basic techniques with prosthetics and make-up, and get an iconic McQueen makeup makeover. The workshops followed four distinct themes of birds, bones, underwater and plant-life, taking inspiration from particular McQueen looks that were based on natural phenomena.
Simone Kidd, a student from the BA (Hons) Hair and Make-Up for Fashion course said:
“I was focused on skin, prepping the skin and applying colour correction, foundation, blush and contour. My personal highlight was my first client who was the daughter of make-up legend Allan Whitey Synder, make-up artist to Marilyn Monroe. Even more so when she was elated by my work. Although all my clients were beautiful and inspiring.”
Billie Pingault, BA Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance added:
“Being asked to be part of a V&A event was really exciting, particularly as we were given so much creative freedom with how we designed the workshop, and as there is such a buzz around the Savage Beauty show. Our ‘Skin Deep’ workshop was hectic, fun and seemed to really engage everyone. All participants really threw themselves into the workshop, really embracing the McQueen energy and producing some very beautiful and original pieces.”