spring 2016 couture

Margiela Paid Homage to David Bowie

David Bowie–inspired makeup at Margiela.
David Bowie–inspired makeup at Margiela.

Pat McGrath has done David Bowie–inspired makeup at Maison Margiela before, including in the house’s ready-to-wear show last fall, but on the couture runway today, the reference was more literal. Although the majority of models wore simple makeup and wigs with blunt bangs, a handful wore looks that seemed to be inspired by Bowie’s Stardust days.

Margiela Makeup. Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images

Not all of them wore color on their lips, but a few mouths were painted spectacularly — witness the two-tone goth-lip with a zigzag of red. And then, of course, there was the model with siren-red lips painted on her neck. One thing Margiela and Bowie share: otherworldly style.

Makeup at Margiela Photo: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images