spring 2016 couture

Margiela Paid Homage to David Bowie

David Bowie–inspired makeup at Margiela.
David Bowie–inspired makeup at Margiela. Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images

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